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All Children Will Be Expected To Learn Times Tables By 11

Children must memorise times tables up to 12×12 by age 11, says UK education minister Nicky Morgan.  WRONG,  better to learn how to calculate times tables so you are never stuck. The problem with memorising times tables is to answer … Continue reading

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Common Themes In Recent Posts About Succesful Learning

Three recent posts at StartingArithmetic featured successful learning, are there any common themes? Arithmetic with Richard DunneOne Way To Improve Sats Results – Better Teaching French with Michel Thomas Getting Failing Students To Learn – Michel Thomas Shows How Maths … Continue reading

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One Way To Improve Maths Sats Results – Better Teaching

In 2009 Barton Hill Primary Bristol invited Richard Dunne to help improve maths teaching for year 6. Dispatches Kids Don’t Count recorded the results. Kids Don’t Count was aired in 2 parts in February 2010.  Here is part 2. The … Continue reading

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Get Failing Students To Learn – Michel Thomas Shows How

Michel Thomas devised a way to learn languages. In Hollywood people paid him £18000+ for a few days face to face lessons. Near the end of his life Michel wanted to leave a permanent record of his work.  In 1997 … Continue reading

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