Report: Wales' maths lessons should include more calculations

05/11/2010 | BBC

Secondary-school teachers in Wales should focus more on mental and written calculations when teaching maths -- similar to the teaching method adopted in the country's primary schools -- according to an inspection body. A report found that some students are using calculators to complete problems they should be able to do mentally. However, several schools were recognised for successful maths programmes, including one that pairs older students with younger ones to help them learn.

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