Problem-solving helps pupils to learn mathematics

A primary reason as to why pupils are having difficulties learning mathematics is the excessive emphasis on learning procedures and working with routine tasks. The pupils' knowledge would improve if larger emphasis was placed ...

Changing students' attitudes to mathematics improves test scores

A free 'massive, open, online course' (MOOC) designed to change students' attitudes towards mathematics makes them more engaged in class—leading to significantly higher test scores. Published in open-access journal Frontiers ...

Importance of maths not fully understood by students

Too many sixth form students do not have a realistic understanding of either the relevance of Mathematics and Statistics to their discipline or of the demands that will be put upon them in undergraduate study, according to ...

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