Jan 17 2018

The Parallel Project is back

We know that lots of our followers and supporters signed up for the pilot of our Parallel maths project back in the summer, and received our weekly maths puzzles. If you were one of them, hopefully you found our Parallelogram problem sheets and videos fun and interesting.

We’re pleased to say that after the successful pilot, the Parallel project is back, better than ever. The project is aimed at children in Years 7 and 8 of secondary school (aged 11 to 13 years), but everyone is welcome to take part. Older and younger children are also welcome.

The first Parallelogram of our new run appears on Friday 19 January at 4pm, and we really hope lots of you will join in and take this opportunity to explore some exciting maths.

If you’re new to the Parallel Project, then just go to the student page. If you already have an account and want to update it (or if you are a teacher), then take a look at the options below and follow whichever one is best for you.

  • I am a student, and I already have an account with a valid email address click here and you will be taken to the login page. If you have forgotten your password, then you will get a chance to reset it. Once you have signed in, then you can try out one of our old Parallelograms or you can wait for the first new one to appear on Friday at 4pm.
  • I am a student, and I already have an account, but my email address was invalid – we did allow some students to sign in with imaginary email addresses during the pilot phase, but you will need a valid email address for the revamped site, as we will need to contact you with your scores and news of the next Parallelogram. Click here and you will be taken to a page where you can create a new account.
  • I am a teacher, and I already have an account – the revamped site will allow you to see how well your students are doing, as we will automatically mark their answers and send you the scores. Just email us at contact@parallel.org.uk and we will switch your old standard account to a teacher account. Then you will be able to invite your class (or classes) to sign up with your teacher code. They will then be linked to your data page. Students who already have accounts will have a chance to edit their profile, so that they can add your teacher code.
  • I am a teacher, and I am new to the site – our site offers students in Years 7 and 8 a weekly dose of fun and challenging maths. Moreover, the site can allow you to see how well your students are doing, as we will automatically mark their answers and send you the scores. Just click here and you can create an account and generate your teacher code. Then invite your class (or classes) to sign up and give the students your teacher code, so that they can enter it when they create an account. They will then be linked to your data page. Students who already have accounts will have a chance to edit their profile, so that they can add your teacher code.
  • I am a parent – you might have an account that your child uses, in which case login to the site to add a few more details to your profile to improve your child’s experience. However, if you are new to the site and you would like your son or daughter to explore our resources then you can either create an account for them or ask them to create their own account by clicking here. Best of all, why not ask your child’s teacher to set Parallelograms for the whole class. Just forward this email to them and encourage them to focus on the previous bullet point.
  • I am new or confused just create a new account. It’s free and easy. Each week, you will receive a weekly dollop of fun, interesting and challenging maths.

And that’s it – it’s great to be back and we look forward to having you on board as we continue to explore some weird and wonderful mathematical ideas.

Simon.