The Perse School

Upper School features in film about maths

17 May 2013

Staff and students from the Upper School featured in a film created by Cambridge Assessment to lauch a public debate this week about maths.

More than 100 people attended the Cambridge Assessment event which brought together a panel of educational experts to discuss whether the ‘right’ maths is being taught in schools today and how we can ensure that students get a ‘proper’ maths education at the right age.

Perse Head Ed Elliott blogged that learning to exceed at maths should be a joyful experience, and sets out ways to ensure students get a good maths education. He explained:

“The British public seems to have a Marmite approach to maths – love it or hate it or, more mathematically, a binary response of 1 or 0. As Perse Deputy Head and maths teacher Paul Baker says in the film, society defends or excuses people saying ‘I’m not very good at maths’, yet they would be unlikely to dismiss illiteracy so lightly.

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