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Increasing parents’ engagement in maths leads to higher attainment

Involving parents in their children’s maths learning clearly improves classroom performance and confidence, according to a new published by National Numeracy and Mayors Fund for London. 88% of children said their maths confidence improves when parents become more involved in their learning. The findings are based on a project carried out among 6,500 children and 3,000 families in 28 London primary schools.

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APPG explores link between numeracy and money management

The Money Advice Service and the APPG for Maths and Numeracy jointly hosted a roundtable meeting in October 2016, where participants discussed initial findings of the Money Advice Service’s in-depth research on the link between numeracy and financial capability. The discussion will inform the final report due to be published by Spring 2017. The report will contribute to the evidence base currently being developed as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK. An OECD report in October showed the UK’s poor standing in terms of financial knowledge, where it came bottom of 17 OECD countries surveyed, with many Britons not understanding the concept of inflation and unable to work out even simple interest. Read the OECD report. 


Financial Capability Strategy for the UK


Maths and Numeracy APPG session with Ofsted

Jane Jones, National Lead for Mathematics at OFSTED joined the APPG for Maths and Numeracy on 16th December 2015 to update the group on the current state of school maths. For more information please download a summary of her report.

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Bedtime stories can help develop maths understanding

New research from the University of Chicago has revealed that reading stories with a focus on maths and number to children at bedtime can significantly improve both children’s and parents’ maths understanding.

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Millennials in finance want to be known for their ethics

Millennials working in finance want their profession to be recognised for strong ethics, above other factors like adding value to the economy, according to new research from ICAEW.

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Great British Bake Off finalist champions everyday maths

The Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming was awarded star baker three weeks in a row, and thinks it’s important to stay positive about maths and how it contributed to his Bake Off success.

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