No, girls are not put off by ‘hard maths’, Katharine Birbalsingh | Letters

In response to the social mobility commissioner’s claim that girls are shunning physics because of its difficulty, Matthew Belmonte says we must make Stem classrooms welcoming places for all. Plus letters from Ruth Rising and Rachel Clark Katharine Birbalsingh’s remark that “physics isn’t something that girls tend to fancy” (Girls Read more…

Cracking the formula: how should Australia be teaching maths under the national curriculum?

As Australia slips down in global rankings, maths experts are divided on which teaching method is best for students Australia’s sliding mathematics ranking and disagreements around how the subject should be taught remain key sticking points preventing a consensus on the proposed national curriculum. The nation’s eduction ministers met earlier Read more…

Last week of our 50% sale

Our Bargain Basement sale finishes on 31st July 2021. We are clearing our bookshelves to reduce the warehouse space we use. Working online has increased the number of e-books we are selling so we do not need as many printed books. We are not abandoning printed books, but we do Read more…

Stimulate, challenge, repeat!

What is the single most effective way of teaching times tables? Efficiency in relation to learning the times tables is not a topic that is often discussed. And yet as with all education, some ways of learning times tables are a lot more efficient than others. Of course, with learning, efficiency Read more…