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Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

The findings are published online in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Talking about counting, connecting numbers to quantities and comparing values – more and less can encourage home learning within maths.

Modern day video games could also hold the key to improving history results, if results from a test in Poland are to be received. Students who played Europa Barbarorum were found to have knowledge of historical geography beyond…

To peer inside any booksellers’ window or to take a quick glance over the evening’s TV schedule provides clear evidence that we are fascinated by the past. With cultural interest in history so strong it seems paradoxical, or…

Mobile phones may well be the scourge of most classrooms, with pupils engaged in essential “wat u up 2 l8r?” communication, but in fact it’s now believed texting may actually be helping students to write more quickly and…

Children who are confronted with a foreign language at an early stage at school have no problem learning it. A commonly held view. It would seem, however, that this is a rather simplistic notion. Seven years later, children…

When I left Kings’ in 2009 coming back was the last thing on my mind, looking forward to a beginning a life free of top buttons and the one way system I stepped away from school, focussed on…

Teaching primary school pupils to write and spell quickly as well as accurately is the basis for good writing, according to a new seven-step plan to help boost reading and writing skills for seven to 11 year olds.…

GCSE maths is a mandatory core subject as well as being one of the most difficult. It’s also crucial in terms of progressing onto A levels and onwards to University, which makes it is the main subject students…