TV PRESENTER Carol Voderman has launched The Maths Factor - a new website to help children learn numerical skills.

The Countdown star hopes to support children across the country with their basic maths skills through a variety of educational online resources - and the site is currently free to join.

How can I watch The Maths Factor?

While children across the UK are currently closed due to the ongoing health crisis, many parents are looking for alternative means to help their children keep on top of their education.

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The Maths Factor site is designed to help teach maths skills through a variety of resources, with Vorderman featured in a number of educational videos, and has now been made available for free after schools were forced to shut their doors.

The website is normally subscription based, costing users £2 per week to access content, but is currently available to use free of charge during the school closure period.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Ms Vorderman said: “My maths school http://themathsfactor.com is usually about £2 a week.

“I want to help so it's now FREE for children age 4-11 until schools open.

“We're uploading massive server capabilities, pls bear with us.

“With all my love #HomeSchooling @themathsfactor @PearsonSchools.”

What is featured on the site?

The website features a range of videos in which Ms Vorderman takes children through basic sums, with educational material available for youngsters aged from 4 to 11.

As well as short lessons and exercises, it also includes educational games that children can play to help them learn, and is also matched to the National Curriculum, according to the site.

The Maths Factor has been developed with the help of Pearson, which provides education resources for children.

How can I access it?

To access the educational content, users simply need to sign up via the website, which is currently free to join.

There are also some free videos available to try to give users a taste of the type of material that is on offer.

Writing on The Maths Factor blog, Ms Vorderman said: "I want children to grow up with a love of numbers, not a fear.

“By making one-to-one maths affordable I believe I can help children to love maths which will, in turn, have a positive effect on the rest of their lives."

Who else has launched free educational videos?

The now free to use website comes following the launch of daily PE lessons on YouTube by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.

Wicks has been helping families across the country to keep fit while they are at home with his daily video sessions called PE with Joe, which comprises a 30 minute workout session that all ages can get involved with.