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Alexandra Riley is author of the Power of Maths report and Senior Publisher in the Primary Maths team at Pearson. She leads the team behind Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme developed in partnership with White Rose Maths. Here, she highlights how schools can not only boost results but improve perceptions about how maths is used in everyday life… 

Katie Hiatt is a Publisher at Pearson and has led the development of Power Maths Reception. Here, she explains the CPA method and how it's suited to children in early years.

With a mastery approach becoming increasingly popular in primary schools, many school leaders are starting to consider how to embed mastery in their reception classrooms, without compromising on giving children a rounded experience of early years. Here are some ways you can align a mastery approach with early years best practice:

Following the pilot of a chess-based educational initiative in Russia, global education technology provider, Promethean, will be bringing Grandmaster, Sergey Karjakin, and a Russian maths teacher to Bett 2019, to deliver a programme of activity which provides insights into the learning benefits of teaching chess in the classroom.

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain’s most popular maths stars and committed educationalists, shares her views with QA Education on the problem of adult maths skills falling short in the workplace and reflects on the importance of engaging children and families with numbers as early as possible…

Maths is the only universal language.

Launching Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October, KidZania London – the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush – will be hosting an action-packed STEAM Week, inspiring kids to develop their skills across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

They’ve been a staple of the classroom for generations now but Casio calculators are far from stuck in the past. Here, Gerard Dummett, UK Education Manager at Casio, explains to QA Eduction editor Victoria Galligan how Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is helping Casio to bring education into the 21st Century… 

• Tell us about Casio products in the classroom – what are your biggest sellers? How do your products enhance learning?

The EducationCity annual PlayLive Challenge, which took place between the 17th and 22nd June, was a phenomenal success, with a record number of children taking part. All in all, over 7,340 students participated in the two-day competition.

The aim of the week was to crown the PlayLive Maths and English Champions for the year, as well as boost excitement and engagement surrounding Maths and English, and to this end, the company opened up the competition to all schools, not just their subscribing schools and schools already taking a trial with them.


A DfE expert panel has announced that Power Maths Key Stage 1, a whole-class maths mastery programme from leading learning company Pearson, is to join the list of recommended textbooks supporting teaching maths in England.

Urgent action has been called for to address poor numeracy levels amongst working age adults and the associated £20.2bn annual cost to the economy. National Numeracy Day, which takes place on 16 May, is a new event which has been created to drive a change in recognition of the importance of numbers for everyone’s lives.

The Cambridge Mathematics Symposium heard that the standard of maths in the UK is "not up to scratch" and experts are developing a new framework to address the problem in schools.

Representatives from the international mathematics community came together at the British Academy in London in March to hear a progress update on the new mathematics framework.