Mathematics Conference Explores New National Curriculum

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Trainee teachers, senior managers and educators gathered at the University of Worcester for a conference exploring the new National Curriculum proposals for mathematics.

 The new curriculum, which was this week criticised by the charity National Numeracy, is due to be introduced in schools next year.

The conference at the University gave teachers, managers and trainee teachers the chance to debate the changes and get to grips with new strategies.

Speakers included a representative from Ofsted, an author and educators.

Organiser Pinky Jain, who is leading the new PGCE Primary Mathematics Subject Specialist course at the University of Worcester, said: “The conference was an excellent way for all those in mathematics teaching to share ideas and explore the new challenges in the new curriculum.” 

The University of Worcester is one of only a handful of universities in the Country to be awarded places to train primary mathematics subject specialists, as part of a new government drive.

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