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Have you read what the Department of Education DFE has to say about the new Mathematics curriculum? —

GuestBlogger: DfE ‏@educationgovuk  A powerful instrument of knowledge Mathematics is unique – as a systematic and coherent discipline, with a special place as “a powerful instrument of knowledge” (Descartes).  It is fundamental to science and many other areas of scholarship and practice.  The medieval philosopher Roger Bacon declared: “Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since [...]

Do you know ‘How To Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’ ? —

Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn An easy-read creative little maths book Nick’s (@mrtileynunn) approach is to make maths memorable. This includes using sugar sharks to explain division, greedy crocodiles to look at equations and developing dance routines to understand algebra. Maths need never be dull and irrelevant to children again. Yet the book is not a collection of gimmicky [...]