Complete Novice wrote:
The criticism I would make is that there is insufficient control over what work is set for your child. You can, to a degree, alter what they do ,but are constrained by having to select set stages. I found that for DD, while she would benefit from doing plenty of practice taking away 2 and 3, she has first had to spend more than a week of taking away 1 which is too simple and feels like a waste of time. I wish there was a mechanism for skipping bits. The same with the times tables. I would have liked her to revise her 2X and 5x tables but to get to these, DD would have to spend a week on her 1 X table first which is unnecessarily basic.
If you ring Maths Factor or email them, they will reposition your child immediately to the stage you want them to be at. I've requested changes several times and always been impressed with how quickly they respond to requests and how helpful they are. For example, my YS(6) is learning his times tables, and to fit in with his learning at school, I've wanted to change the order in which the timestable are taught on Maths Factor, within minutes of emailing the request to them, they've arranged it for us.