Maths 'no better than in 1970s'

Maths 'no better than in 1970s'

Pupils are no better at maths now than they were 30 years ago - despite a rise in exam grades, a study suggests. That is the startling conclusion of some recent research carried out by King's College, London. .

The researchers asked 3,000 11 to 14-year- olds in England to sit maths exams taken by pupils in 1976, and compared their scores with the earlier results. Analysis suggested there was little difference between the two generations.

Read the details at the BBC website (Saturday, 5 September 2009):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8238759.stm