UK Maths

Can You Complete These 5 Maths Challenges Aimed At Kids Aged From Five To 11?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Parents

The “mastery” teaching technique for maths is said to be helping UK kids improve their test scores. This “inclusive way of teaching” maths ori...

Can You Solve The Intelligence Test That's Left People On Facebook Confused?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A maths puzzle is boggling minds around the world, but can you solve it? The test has been shared by thousands on Facebook after it was posted by the ...

Why We Parents Need Guidance On Revision And Exams

Eddy Chan | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Eddy Chan

Most parents can help create a revision timetable and advise on common mistakes like time management, not ticking the correct number of boxes, copying numbers wrongly or misreading instructions, but our children need to understand technique and what's usefu

Do You Know The Agenda Behind Your School's STEM Provision?

Rhianna Louise | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rhianna Louise

Does your school take part in Science4Society Week? And does STEM learning there reflect the valuable thinking skills young people should develop, and the just and sustainable world we wish to see?

Parents Baffled By Complex Maths Question Designed For Six-Year-Olds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

A family was left dumbfounded when they were presented with their six-year-old’s maths homework. The parents, who blog at The Holderness Family, upl...

27th In The Pisa Rankings? Why Is It OK To Be Bad At Maths?

Charlotte Gater | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Charlotte Gater

Parents, we need your help, to get the UK's children wanting to learn maths and striving to be good at it. There are some people out there that are already doing this. The problem is...

This One Thing Will Tell You If Your Baby Is Going To Be A Maths Genius

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

Every parent thinks their child is smart: but have you ever wondered if your offspring is actually a child genius? Now you might be able to find out ...

Citizen Maths: Helping to Tackle Britain's Maths Challenge

Meg Munn | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Meg Munn

Free, accessible and easy to use, this course has the potential to help many people better understand and use maths in their everyday life. Whether as an individual, an employer or a provider of courses, Citizen Maths could be just what you have been looking for.

Online Gaming Could Improve A Teenager's Academic Performance

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech

Parents’ fears about the impact of gaming on their children’s academic performance may be misplaced, new research suggests. Scientists at RMIT Uni...

This Flower Maths Puzzle For Kids Is Stumping Adults

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

Yet another maths problem aimed at kids is proving too difficult for adults to answer. The puzzle in question, that requires children to work out the...

How EdTech Can Fill UK Classrooms With Global Maths Tutors

Patrick Hayes | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

Using a headset, and looking at exercises on the screen - from 270 set lessons - pupils never actually see the maths tutor. When the initiative first started, this was due to technical reasons, but Hooper has found that just hearing their voice helps to focus pupils: "students feel less self-conscious and are more happy to discuss and ask questions."

Parents Can't Answer GCSE Maths Questions: Test Your Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents

The majority of parents are unable to answer GCSE maths questions, a survey has revealed. More than half of the 2,000 parents surveyed (55%) said they...

Viral Maths Problem Baffles Adults Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Behold! The latest maths puzzle to boggle the internet's mind. 9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = The problem went viral in Japan after a study reportedly found on...

Tackle 'Maths-Phobia' and Improve the Nation's Health and Wealth

Edwina Dunn | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Edwina Dunn

Shockingly three quarters of adults admitted they cannot work out how much sugar they should be eating from reading packets because their maths skills are too poor. A report from Unicef last week gave further credence to this, finding Britain 25th out of 37 wealthy nations for its equality levels in children's maths and science skills, as well as reading.

From Teaching Maths to a Global Stage

Colin Hegarty | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Colin Hegarty

When people think about teaching, they probably don't immediately think of it as a job with the potential to lead to the creation of a website used by thousands, and being named one of the top 10 practitioners of the profession in the world (with the related media coverage and interviews). Yet, for me, that's just what it's become...

Woman Is Left Well And Truly Stumped By This Simple Maths Question

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If a big brother is four years old and the little brother is half his age, how old would the little brother be when the big brother is 100? That's the...

How a Maths Revolution in Nurseries is Helping Children to Get a Good Start in School

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

Have you ever called upon your trigonometry skills or done a quadratic equation since you wore a school uniform? Maybe not but that base, background knowledge probably gives you the confidence to get a calculator out or scribble sums on the back of an envelope when that's what is required.

Right for All the Wrong Reasons: Times Tables by Age 11

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We're living in a technology-driven world. Calculations can be done in an instant; you no longer even need to reach for your calculator. A tablet, ipad, laptop or mobile telephone will almost certainly have a calculator function - you're never far away from something that will help you to deal with basic arithmetic if you can't do it for yourself...

Maths Anxiety Is Real. What Can a Parent Do?

Susie McBeth | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Susie McBeth

Maths is hard. Well, it is for most people. I used to have a distinct feeling of dread before every maths lesson. The kind that lay low in the belly and made you feel like you were constantly on the verge of vomiting.

9-Year-Old Invokes 'Girl Code' In Sassiest Maths Exam Take Down Of Recent Times

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

A fourth-grader has take a rather fantastic stand against the moral ambiguities thrown up by a maths exam question by invoking the "girl code". Ma...

Students Are Losing It Over This Apparently Tricky 50 Cent Maths Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Australia, were left a little stumped after a rather tricky maths question appeared on their further maths exam. Teens who sat the Vict...

New Maths Course Will Teach Students How To Split Bills And Take Out A Mortgage

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

From compound interest at your bank to working out how to get the best money exchange rates, a practical maths qualification has been released by an e...

Can You Solve This Fiendishly Difficult Maths Question For 6-Year-Olds?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

Struggling with your kids' homework is a way of life for most parents. Your school years are so far in the past it's a miracle you can remember your t...

Making Maths Count in the UK

Vic Lennard | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Vic Lennard

Last week's furore with one of the maths GCSE papers raised some interesting points. There were a number of difficult questions including the now infamous one referred to as the Hannah's sweets question..

The Improbability Principle: Expecting the Unexpected

David J. Hand | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Tech
David J. Hand

My bet is that you've never won a lottery jackpot. Few people have. After all, for example, for a ticket in the UK national lottery there's only a 1 in 14 million chance of winning. That's like getting 24 heads in a row when tossing a fair coin: you wouldn't want to hold your breath!