Types of calculator If you look on the internet or even on your local High Street, you’ll find that there’s a huge range of calculators available, costing from just a couple of pounds up to hundreds of pounds. So, which one is right for you or your child? What are the different types of calculator? […]

## Buying calculators – 10 tips

Answer the 10 questions below and you should be able to make sure you pick a suitable calculator, at the right price. 1 What do you want the calculator for? 2 Does your school have a recommended model? 3 Does your school sell calculators at cost? 4 What features do you need now? 5 What […]

## The Vorderman Report on Mathematics Educ...

In August 2011 Carol Vorderman’s report – A world-class mathematics education for all our young people – was published. For those who struggled with Maths in secondary school, who are struggling now or who have children who are finding Maths difficult, the report makes particularly interesting reading. I recommend that all parents with school age […]

## Dyscalculia – what is it?

Dyscalculia is dysfunction in the reception, comprehension or production of quantitive and spatial information. The Department for Education describes Dyscalculia as follows: Pupils with dyscalculia have difficulty in acquiring mathematical skills. Pupils may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Put simply, dyscalculia […]

## Shape – Naming 2-D Shapes

Get to know the names of all the main 2-d shapes, how to recognise them and what their properties are. There’s a downloadable worksheet at the end of this post for you to try, and see how well you know 2-d shapes. Triangles Equilateral triangle o All sides equal in length and all angles the […]