Maths app trial works on memory and the neuroplasticity of the brain

Ready, set, remember: Grade 1 student Elliot Reidy uses the maths app being trialled at Tucker Road Primary school. Photo: Wayne Taylor Australian schools, surveys say, are in the grip of a maths crisis. The latest NAPLAN results reveal that half of sixth graders can neither follow directions on a simple road map nor identify a group of prime numbers. Meanwhile one in four can’t tell you how many millilitres comprise half a litre. But it’s hard to imagine any of the 24 children in Matthew Serres’ grade 1 classroom at Bentleigh’s Tucker Road Primary ending up so sadly innumerate. It’s just after lunch on a Wednesday afternoon and the children are bursting with excitement about their next class. It’s maths. Teacher Matt Serres watches on as grade 1 student…


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