Posts Tagged ‘school’

How children learn to do sums in primary school

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

This is a write-up of the presentation that Grace gave at Barcamp Bournemouth this weekend. I’ve written about the reaction she got already, but I thought her presentation was interesting enough that it’s worth sharing here. 

The idea behind her talk was that the way maths is taught in schools today is different to the way it was done when I went to school.

Put another way, her basic premise was “when Dad helps me with my homework, he gets it all wrong”. 😉