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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Math Teaching Methods From Asian Countries Making Their Way Into British Schools

Asian Maths Method Offered to Schools

Thousands of primary schools in England are to be offered the chance to follow an Asian style of teaching maths.

BBC News | July 12, 2016

The government is providing £41m of funding to help interested schools to adopt this method, which is used in high performing places like Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The money will be available to more than 8,000 primary schools in England.
This approach to maths is already used in some schools, but the cash means it can be taken up more widely.
The Department for Education says the mastery approach to maths teaching, as it is known, involves children being taught as a whole class and is supported by the use of high-quality textbooks.

"South Korean young people came 5th in math. Like other top performing East Asian economies..." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (What the NCETM is doing in the field of mastery. May 14, 2015) and (East Asian Maths Teaching Method Boosts English Children’s Progress By A Month. July 8, 2016)>

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