An introduction: What has Maths Action achieved?

There is a British Culture of “I am no good at maths” being seen as a badge of honour. This seriously hampers educational achievement and consequently has a detrimental, knock-on effect for British industry.

This damaging attitude is far more prevalent among girls than among boys, and it hampers their future life and earning ability.

The root of the problem is the negative attitude to maths of many teenage girls and their family; as our tests show, this attitude can be changed cheaply by a school, in under two hours…

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What’s the Government doing about school maths?

The present government has an antipathy to overall targets. It’s difficult to test-compare internationally, because most countries don’t test until a student is 18; however there is a wealth of research comparing maths performance and practice internationally. This was used to develop British government policy and new curriculum and qualifications.

The Government is addressing systemic failures in school and college education…

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What’s it got to do with me? Perhaps a lot..

Maths Action have made strong recommendations for parents on how they can help their daughters with maths… These are from the Maths Action Survey, What’s It Got To Do With Me?

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Langley Park: Maths Career Advice Programme

Maths Action in action at Langley Park School for GirlsLangley Park School for Girls created a programme of events to help girls see the value of maths in school and encourage them, their parents and carers, and teachers to promote a positive attitude to maths study…

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Do Parents Hate Maths Homework?

Some parents feel obliged to help their children with maths homework. This is a relatively recent demand by schools, regrettable because homework is supposed to be practice for children to work on their own…

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Your Life campaign

Your Lifeyourlife.org.ukYour Life is a three-year campaign aimed at young adults in the UK, helping to ensure that everyone has the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. It looks to inspire you to study maths and physics as a gateway into wide-ranging careers whilst also encouraging employers to recruit and retain this talent.

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Your Daughter’s Future: a guide for parents

Your daughter's future: a guide for parentsYour Daughter’s Future is a downloadable guide for parents to help them support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps. It is available for download from the National Careers Service website.

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