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Primary school maths teacher exchange launched

Teachers from Shanghai are to visit primary schools in England to share their knowledge....

Posted on 05/11/2014 - [Read More...]

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Schools planning to improve maths provision

Surveys reveal many schools are boosting maths teaching provision in response to curriculum changes....

Posted on 24/10/2014 - [Read More...]

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New initiative uses technology to enhance maths teaching

The Cornerstone Maths initiative will use computer-generated imagery to improve key stage three maths lessons at over 100 schools by September 2014, it is estimated....

Posted on 14/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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Govt to invest in new maths qualifications

Some £20 million will be spent on improving maths qualifications. ...

Posted on 09/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Think tank calls for primary maths to be more demanding

A report for Politeia has said the maths curriculum should be made more demanding, through steps like teaching algebra and probability from an earlier age....

Posted on 17/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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IFS claims maths skills determine children's future earning power

A new study has found that children scoring in the top 15 per cent of maths scores at ten are likely to earn 7.3 per cent more than their peers by the age of 30....

Posted on 18/03/2013 - [Read More...]

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Secondary pupils falling behind in maths

A new study has found that the top ten per cent of performers in maths in primary schools do not progress as much at secondary school as counterparts from other countries....

Posted on 28/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Parents struggling with children's maths homework

A poll has revealed that only one in 20 parents could accurately answer all ten questions on a primary school level maths test....

Posted on 29/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Schools warned against playing the system

A senior exam board official has criticised the practice of entering students with multiple boards to boost their grades....

Posted on 24/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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Student teacher highlights issue of 'maths phobia'

Maths phobia can be passed from teachers to their students....

Posted on 21/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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New scholarships for top teaching graduates

New scholarships aim to attract top graduated into maths teaching jobs....

Posted on 21/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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English and maths teaching 'failing the adult workforce'

New research suggests a significant number of adults in England do not possess basic numeracy and literacy skills....

Posted on 18/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools raising English and maths standards, according to SATs results

SATs results suggest primary schools improved performance in both English and maths in 2012....

Posted on 13/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Rushed' maths teaching costly in the long run

More time needs to be taken by teachers to ensure brighter students fully understand basic mathematical principles before they are advanced through the curriculum, the ACME says. ...

Posted on 12/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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England's maths performance slipping on international stage

Two studies show England is falling behind the international competition when it comes to reading, science and maths. ...

Posted on 11/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers can help pupils overcome 'maths anxiety'

US study finds that maths anxiety can hinder the performance of the most able students but that intervention can ease stresses...

Posted on 13/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Transmission' teaching may turn pupils off maths

University study finds that transmission teaching could explain why maths is rated as the least favourite subject for a fifth of students...

Posted on 10/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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England's mathematics pupils lagging behind international peers

'Highly able' teenagers in England are falling behind their international counterparts, with the nation ranked 26th out of 34 OECD countries in terms of maths performance ...

Posted on 06/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teach maths to age 18, MP says

An MP's report has said that teaching mathematics should be compulsory until the age of 18 to improve the quality of the UK's workforce...

Posted on 22/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted urges DfE to raise its maths ambitions

A new report from the education watchdog shows that maths results are improving, but calls on the Department for Education to raise its ambitions higher when it comes to the essential subject...

Posted on 22/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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City and Guilds calls for 'revolution' in maths education

A study of 3,000 young people by City and Guilds found that the majority of pupils would prefer maths education that was geared more towards 'real world' situations...

Posted on 04/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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Innumeracy blights Britain, says charity

According to the charity National Numeracy, there are 17 million adults in England with poor numeracy skills, but good quality mathematics teachers can help turn this around...

Posted on 05/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Scotland could teach England about maths education

A new report published by the RSA has outlined the failings in England's maths education, suggesting it looks at Scottish calculations in a bid to improve...

Posted on 10/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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EU project promoting maths excellence in Buckinghamshire

A school in Buckinghamshire has partnered with the County Council and delegates from Sweden and Turkey as part of an EU initiative to promote lifelong learning in mathematics...

Posted on 02/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Sums add up for maths provision at new teaching school

One of the first teaching schools in Greater Manchester is reaping its rewards after recruiting nine trainee maths teachers to train in the classroom...

Posted on 01/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Report: School leavers lacking maths and English skills

A study by the Centre for Cities has revealed that half of all young people living in the UK's cities are not leaving school with good GCSE grades in maths and English, making it hard for them to find employment...

Posted on 25/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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New programme helps SEN children take strides in maths and English

SEN teachers have seen the maths and English results of their pupils improve under a large-scale pilot programme now set to be rolled-out nationwide...

Posted on 18/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Report into best maths teaching techniques published by Ofsted

Schools watchdog Ofsted has published a new report following a study of the practices used by the best primary teachers of maths...

Posted on 14/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Acclaimed head teacher got pupils out of bed for maths revision

A school set to be awarded the most improved in the country resorted to getting its pupils out of bed during the holidays and bringing them into maths revision classes in the school minibus...

Posted on 27/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Research finds sleep affects teenagers' maths results

A study of almost 600 teenagers by researchers in Spain has found a link between pupils' sleep patterns and their performance in maths...

Posted on 21/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Maths A-level grades still inflating

Durham University professor tells Ofqual conference that A-level maths exam results have been inflating for over 20 years...

Posted on 14/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Post-16 GCSE re-sit plans for "near miss" students

The DfE has announced an overhaul of post-16 education which includes proposals to make students who narrowly miss a C grade in core subject re-take the exams...

Posted on 07/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of children behind targets by the age of seven

Primary school teachers still have work to do in improving literacy and numeracy attainment levels with figures published by the DfE showing over 100,000 seven-year-olds are not able to write at their predicted level...

Posted on 30/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary Education chief calls for review of maths education

Mathematics teachers need clearer guidelines from the government to improve the standard of maths education pupils get, one expert has said....

Posted on 27/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Expert demands investment in science and maths teaching jobs

A leading authority has called on the government to intensify the recruitment drive for quality science and mathematics teachers to maintain growth in students taking the subjects...

Posted on 23/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Rote learning for maths 'not necessary'

Learning sums by heart will not necessarily make children any better at maths, it has been suggested....

Posted on 07/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Some pupils may have been 'born bad at maths', teachers advised

New research suggests that even the best teacher might struggle to teach some children maths skills....

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove: There should be more emphasis on maths

Education secretary Michael Gove would like to see a larger proportion of schoolchildren studying maths until the age of 18. ...

Posted on 30/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students given 'impossible question' in maths exam

Thousands of teenagers were asked to answer an 'impossible question' during a maths AS-level exam set by the OCR exam body last week....

Posted on 02/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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UK 'lagging behind in English and maths'

The UK is trailing behind other countries when it comes to English and maths, it has been claimed....

Posted on 24/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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ACME: Too many students entered early for GCSE maths

Entering students early for exams could have a negative impact on maths education, it has been suggested....

Posted on 16/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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'No magic answer' to school improvement

There is no magic answer when it comes to improving underperforming schools....

Posted on 12/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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IQ tests not a good indicator of intelligence

Intelligence cannot be measured by IQ tests, new research suggests....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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