Teaching Maths

A cognitive scientist, Guy Claxton is campaigning to ban all erasers from classrooms.  He believes 'erasers are an instrument of the devil'.I did question this at first, but then reading on, I think he has a point.If children rub out their mistakes, they can't learn from them, they almost 'hide' from them....

We came across this interesting study about classroom design.  We were struck by what the report concludes does make a difference to learning, and what doesn't.Classroom Design - How much difference does it make?The new study has shown that the physical characteristics of primary schools affect the progress of students in reading, writing,...

I have just seen this article published by The Telegraphs Social Affairs Editor - John Bingham.Self-confidence: the secret of success in modern Britain123maths primary goal is to build confidence around maths.  This study shows that developing self conviction in numeracy at an early age can benefit immensely throughout the latter years of education....

Why are 'School action plus' pupils who just miss out on obtaining a statement being excluded from school at a particularly high rate?At the end of 2010, a report in the Observer reported children who just miss out on obtaining a statement are being excluded from school at a particularly...