The Telegraph is reporting that top maths teachers across the UK are calling for more funding from the government so that schools can get to grips with Singapore’s successful ‘maths mastery’ method.
British schools lack the funding to implement Singapore’s maths mastery method that the Government plans to roll out to schools across England, teachers have warned.
According to a survey of 360 maths teachers in the UK, 90 per cent said they believed there is insufficient funding for training teachers in the mastery method, despite ministers’ enthusiasm for it.
The research follows the publication of the PISA global education report by the OECD which revealed that the UK is now number 27 on the world rankings for maths, having slipped one place from 2012.
Nearly 80 per cent of teachers called on the Department for Education for more information about the mastery method, according to the survey by Singapore maths mastery training specialist Maths – No Problem.
Singapore’s maths mastery approach teaches children to solve problems and learn about maths without the need for rote learning, so rather than reciting formulas they may not understand, children learn to think mathematically.
Would you like to receive more funding and advice from the government on this ‘maths mastery’ method? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or via Twitter. ~ Meena
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