Experts mull a simpler way to teach maths in New Zealand

02/26/2013 | New Zealand Herald, The

Results from the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study test showed that students in New Zealand are lagging behind their peers in other developed countries in maths. Now, officials are considering a return to a more basic curriculum to boost performance. One proposal calls for a focus on helping students memorise basic maths before they try to understand and complete more complicated problems.

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