“I’d pay for Maths-Whizz out of my pocket so that my students could have it” – Ted Barks, Year 7/8 class teacher at PT England School. PT England School, a Years 1-8 Primary School with 600+ students in Auckland, took part in an interview for Interface Magazine during ULearn 13, the largest education event in New Zealand. […]

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 […]