Maths

A “calendar history” primer

A “calendar history” primer

The idea of creating a calendar began thousands of years ago, when humans first realised the advantages of preparing for the future, such as anticipating annual floods, and of recording the past.

Stop telling children maths isn’t for them!

Stop telling children maths isn’t for them!

Jo Boaler's first teaching job in the mid-eighties was at a school in north London. As the new arrival, she was given the bottom set in maths. She found herself in front of twenty-two pupils who had already been told that the highest grade they would ever get at GCSE was a D.

Become a math-magician with Dr Maths

Become a math-magician with Dr Maths

Check out Dr Maths response to one of our lovely readers, on how to help show her son that Maths is useful and cool, not bland and boring.

Dr Maths: One + One = Two

Dr Maths: One + One = Two

Dr Maths unleashes his brilliant brain on our newsletter with fun mathematical puzzles, and from a young age it is good for children to exercise their brains with puzzles. Research has shown that mental exercise such as maths puzzles improves overall problem solving ability.

Working memory - could it be more important than IQ?

Working memory - could it be more important than IQ?

Can an IQ score show more than just academic potential? Educational Psychologist Abi Bangerter explains her thoughts on research stating it can indicate much more and is a powerful predictor.

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