We can all help our children with their maths, it just needs a positive attitude – even you can do maths! Some people love maths for itself, and that’s fine, but if you are one of those people who have always felt a bit less confident, don’t. Why are so many people so negative about […]

Abstract concepts are better for teaching maths than real-world ones, according to a study reported on in the New York Times. Teasing out the principles behind equivalent numbers may not be as straightforward when you’re thinking about bread and fruit, but at least you have a jumping-off point, a handle for the young mind to […]

Abstract concepts are better for teaching maths than real-world ones, according to a study reported on in the New York Times. What does this mean for teaching maths and what does it mean for Maths-Whizz? Rather than offer endless examples of trains setting off from stations, apples in baskets, bars of chocolate and slices of […]

Technologically advanced society risks losing an appreciation of numeracy skills. The Whizz curriculum, which is based on the Primary National Strategy for Maths, teaches ratio, percentages, basic statistics, coordinate geometry, relatively tricky mental maths, and long division (amongst other subjects) to its maths age 10 students. If we could all do long division and understand […]

Technologically advanced society risks losing an appreciation of numeracy skills. This is the claim from the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), which recently argued for a “cultural shift in the nation’s attitude to maths and a change in its teaching”, as the BBC put it. Poor numeracy vs. poor literacy In a report […]