It's hard to look into the future to predict success in maths but there's much to learn from the past. This article looks at the key connections between early learning and future success at maths.

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Fractions come early in the new primary maths curriculum

September 2014 saw the introduction of a new primary maths curriculum.Included in the changes are an earlier introduction to fractions - now in year 2.

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The mathematical brain - how children learn to count

Counting is easily taken for granted but there's a lot of fascinating research into how we learn to count and there's more to it than you may think. We look at some of the theories and the key steps in this fascinating journey.

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A parent's guide to the changes coming to the UK Primary maths curriculum in September 2014

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A parents' guide to visual learning in maths

A "visual model" can be as simple as a using the slices of a cake to represent fractions, but they can explain some pretty complex ideas in advanced maths too. This article explores a few of the visual models we use in primary maths.

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Multiplication - the half and double method

The half and double method - a handy tool to make multiplication a little easier.

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Rescued by my mother - a maths professor's story

An inspiring story of how one mother's help transformed a young man's performance at maths. Spoiler - that young man is now a maths professor!

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