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A simple maths question for 11-year-olds you’re almost guaranteed to get wrong

By |2018-10-12T21:53:03+01:00November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Adam buys 6 bags of white balloons. Chen buys 3 bags of red balloons. Adam says, ‘I have four times as many balloons as Chen.’ Explain why Adam is correct. How hard can it be? After all, this is a maths question for kids in year 6. It's question 12 in Mathematics paper 3: [...]

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Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children

By |2018-10-12T18:37:56+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

We all want our children to do their best in the SATs test - but it's also important to keep things in balance - as this article from 2016 explains... By Laura Nicholson, Edge Hill University Some parents are so angry with the testing regime facing their children that they have come together in an [...]

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