Recently we have had a number of year 5 pupils struggling with worded mathematical questions. Pupils have often got into the habit of looking at Maths purely as a series of calculations. They have learnt addition and subtraction followed by long multiplication and long division purely as a number operation. Introduce a worded functional element
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There are surely plenty of creative ways to teach maths, and demonstrate its artistry to young people Rachel Riley If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard someone proudly declare they’re “rubbish at maths”, suffice to say I’d have a lot of counting to do by now. Many Britons see their numerical illiteracy