Not adding up

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

The main cause of the fall in stan­dards of maths starts in the in­fant room and pri­mary classes as teach­ers are bom­barded by a con­stant bar­rage of the right way from im­ported math­e­mat­i­cal ivory tower ex­perts who should be put back on the air­craft to re­turn to mud­dled mis-man­aged Bri­tain.

Learn­ing ta­bles and num­ber com­bi­na­tions can be made fun, and should be dis­played on class­room walls. Ba­sic ge­om­e­try be­comes sim­ple with teacher demon­strat­ing the­o­ries. Teach­ers be­ing teach­ers! Have fun toss­ing fig­ures around. Count the num­ber pat­terns in your head to start with. If you know the mea­sure of one an­gle of a

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