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Cambridge University in attack on school standards

Cambridge University in attack on school standards
27 February 2009

Working class students are missing out on places at Cambridge


Is Britain getting worse at Maths?

Is Britain getting worse at Maths?
27 February 2009

A renewed scrutiny of mathematics in education


Carol Vorderman, the former co-host of Channel 4 gameshow Countdown, is to head a maths task force for David Cameron, the Conservatives have said.

Carol Vorderman, the former co-host of Channel 4 gameshow Countdown, is to head a maths task force for David Cameron, the Conservatives have said.
26 February 2009

A package of proposals aimed at improving numeracy is to be unveiled by the Conservative leader later.


Boom in applications for teacher training - and especially mathematics

Boom in applications for teacher training - and especially mathematics
25 February 2009

Increasing numbers of people are signing up to train as mathematics and science teachers


Algorithms rule OK

Algorithms rule OK
23 February 2009

Ever wondered why traffic lights turn red when they do?


How mathematics killed the banking system

How mathematics killed the banking system
23 February 2009

How ‘quants’ got it all spectacularly wrong


Mature students head boom in university applications

Mature students head boom in university applications
16 February 2009

According to a report in The Guardian the recession has triggered a scramble for a place at university


Cambridge entry is now A*AA

Cambridge entry is now A*AA
10 February 2009

Cambridge believes that, contrary to the popular view, the move favours state school over private pupils.


Math Exams in Britain Have Become Too Easy

Math Exams in Britain Have Become Too Easy
20 January 2009

The difficulty of questions on mathematics exams taken by 16-year-olds in Great Britain has declined significantly since 1951


Slide rules OK

Slide rules OK
10 January 2009

Between the abacus and the computer came the slide rule