Using elements of play, independent and self-directed learning, all within a game-based framework, Bebington High has found a way to inspire students who are behind in maths. Christine Edge-Sayer shows how her school has successfully engaged and supported their most reluctant students.
Alexandra Riley reports on some new research, highlighting five key ways for school leaders to make maths work for both children and teachers.
Lorraine Mackie outlines her findings from the Achieving Early transition project, showing that teachers in early years' settings have a lot of opportunities to open young minds to mathematical thinking. Using play, discovery and mathematical language, small efforts can lead to big rewards.
In our ongoing series discussing the new national curriculum, our maths expert, Barbara Miller highlights some of the changes to the Key Stage 3 maths curriculum for the strands of Number, Algebra and Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change.
Why is it going wrong for some young people? Lainy Russell believes that maths taken out of context just seems pointless and abstract. Telling them why its relevant in their lives can lead to a big leap in understanding and motivation.
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
We know little of the brilliant work going on around the world to support the learning of children with special needs. Here Professor Hakan Sari, along with Hatice Gokdag and Tugba Pursun from Turkey, expain their work on improving these children’s numeracy skills.
Results constantly pour in that show private tuition aids learning and improves a child’s ‘readiness’ for secondary school. To some degree tuition works, though it may often be inaccessible. Rosalyn Mark asks the question: what if we could get pupils to tutor one another?
Ems Lord considers how you can enrich the maths experiences of the children in your classroom or early years setting, whatever curriculum or approach to maths you use. She discusses maths activities from NRICH – a collaboration between the faculties of maths and education at the University of Cambridge and part of the Millennium Mathematics Project.