Rose Patterson on Radio NZ: Maths teaching in NZ: has the numeracy project failed?

Rose Patterson
Radio New Zealand
5 June, 2015

A new report being launched by the Education Minister today has criticised the way maths is taught to primary students, saying there is a lack of emphasis on the basics which is holding children back.

The report, written by researcher Rose Patterson, for the business thinktank The New Zealand Initiative, says since the Numeracy Project was launched 15 years ago, maths performance has declined.

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