Schools around the UK are planning to boost the amount of time and staff devoted to teaching maths, according to new surveys conducted by the Department for Education.
The Teacher Omnibus study reveals that more than a quarter of schools intended to increase the amount of maths taught per week, while half of the institutions surveyed were introducing training programmes for maths teachers.
Over a third said they had boosted the number of teaching jobs in their institutions in preparation for the new maths GCSE.
In addition, more than three-quarters of senior leaders said they were confident that their school's programme of study reflects the new national curriculum for maths.
School reform minister Nick Gibb said: "It is very welcome news that teachers are driving forward the changes needed to help more young people than ever before fulfil their academic potential."
Pupils studying maths will be required to have a broader and more in-depth knowledge of the subject, which is likely to result in an increase in teaching time.
Posted by Tim Colman