New maths curriculum in Ireland doesn't add up for some

03/25/2013 | Independent.ie (Ireland)

A new Project Maths curriculum in Ireland includes a focus on practical problem-solving, rather than rote learning. However, its implementation has been difficult with the syllabus drawing criticism for a drop in student achievement as well as what two teachers say is too great of a focus on literacy skills. Supporters, however, say the curriculum better engages students in maths lessons and allows them to use academic skills in a real-world environment.

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