Mathematics education uncovered and recovered

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A silver lining

Jo Boaler continues her mission to bring meaning into maths teaching and joy into its learning. The Stanford University project YouCubed draws attention to common problems in maths teaching and offers some insight into what works best, supported by educational research. Her enthusiasm is highly commendable, and I would encourage everyone interested to visit the website. You […]

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Times tables vs mathematics

When I first started lessons with this boy it was clear how eager he was to show his abilities. His teachers believed him to be “below average” because he struggled with memorising his times tables. Even though he could easily work out any problem that tested his very good understanding of multiplication and related patterns, […]

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