Mathematics education uncovered and recovered

January, 2018

Learn to add with Mathletics?

Here is a 7-year-old doing her homework on iPad. She logs into Mathletics that invites her to do 33 + 1 laid out as for column addition. The girl taps the index on 3 to enter 34, but the clever Mathletics demands to enter the answer “properly” – right to left, unit digit first!

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It was exactly 100 days before the GCSE maths exam when I first met one of my students. According to her school, she was predicted to get a D and was currently working at a D/E grade. Having a reasonable knowledge of the syllabus, she could tackle most questions without much difficulty. However, although being […]


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