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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....

A recent study has proven that the use of mobile phones impacts on school children's test results.The London School of Economics carried out of a study at schools across four English cities banning mobile phones and reported on test results before and after the ban.  The results found an overall...

I have to say I was quite cross when I came across a newspaper article criticising Serbia's Countdown equivalent of our Rachel Riley when she made a simple maths mistake on live TV.This negativity towards maths and the ridiculing of mistakes, severely knocks people's confidence, working completely against everything 123maths stands...

I'm not sure if I could quite get to grips with telling the time on this latest invention, but it is quite stylish.Philippe Chrétien from Canada deduced you could use the first five numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to represent a clock, as these are all you need to express all...

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,...

A very interesting read regarding patterns and prime numbers.  We thought it was worth sharing.Because prime numbers are indivisible (except by 1 and themselves), and because all other numbers can be written as multiples of them, they are often regarded as the "atoms" of the maths world. Despite their importance,...