The idea behind DoodleLearning is simple: to build every child’s confidence in maths and English.
Back in 2011, we realised the potential in using technology to teach. After watching their children playing on their tablets, Tom and Nicola, two maths teachers, decided to create an app that would combine different learning styles, work alongside class-taught lessons and encourage children to learn in a fun and personal way.
Looking back, we’ve come a long way from this initial eureka moment. We’ve released four Doodle programmes covering maths and English content for ages 4-to-14 that have been used by over one million children. We’re also used in hundreds of schools, not just in the UK, but internationally too — and this number continues to grow.
We’re proud of what we’ve built, not least because of the studies and feedback demonstrating that Doodle really works to improve confidence and ability in maths and English, which is no easy task!
Whether you use DoodleMaths or DoodleEnglish at home or in school, we’d love to hear your feedback and any ideas you have about how we can continue to make our programmes the best they can be.
Our core beliefs
Corporate and social responsibility
All of us at DoodleLearning are passionate about using our educational expertise to provide affordable learning solutions for parents and schools.
Powered by our Proxima™ algorithm, our programmes provide personalised learning experiences that continually adapt to each child’s strengths and weaknesses.
By using this technology, we strive to create engaging content that seamlessly fits into the home and classroom. Most importantly, we aim to transform learning into an engaging educational adventure that children will want to enjoy time and again.
We also strive to build a system that supports, rather than replaces, teaching. Our vision is of children learning through inspiring whole-class teaching, and of teachers having the tools and technology to ensure that every child is filling their personal learning gaps.
We’re passionate about developing innovative ways of helping children to learn.
Four core beliefs underpin the development of our programmes:
1. Children learn best when work is personalised to their needs.
2. Children learn best through doing, experimenting and trying things for themselves.
3. Children often forget what they’ve learned, unless they’re regularly reminded.
4. Children don’t always make the right choices when it comes to their learning.
Helping children around the world
We're proud to be used in schools all around the world, including the USA, Australia, Mexico and Dubai.
As just one example, in 2018 we supplied 1,200 Kindle Fires with DoodleMaths pre-installed to schools in Nigeria.
Reducing our environmental impact
Our environmental impact is always at the forefront of our mind. To save on paper, our Doodle programmes, resources and handbooks are all based online.
When it comes to our merchandise, we don’t sell plastic bottles or other non-biodegradables. In fact, our stylish Doodle pencils are made from 100% recycled CDs!
Working with our local community
We’re passionate about working with our community to encourage positive change and promote the tech industry.
We’ve worked with the Bath Digital Festival to inspire children about the world of tech, and in 2019, we were recognised for our efforts when we won the Sparkies Award!