Let’s put the M back into STEM

In this blog, Andrew Blackie – Head of Partnerships at Sparx – talks about the increasing need to raise the profile of mathematics in relation to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). “Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they...
How do we tackle the problem of ‘maths anxiety’?

How do we tackle the problem of ‘maths anxiety’?

A new study from the University of Cambridge says that ‘maths anxiety’ is causing school children to suffer high anxiety, leading to poorer results in the subject. Dr Georgie Hart, our Education Director, believes the first step is to change the way we talk about...
Personalised Learning

Personalised Learning

Making learning technologies deeply personal and human-centred Technology has the undeniable ability to transform and improve lives – and it is here to stay. But, before we allow ourselves to be swept away by this statement, education technology has a chequered...
The Impact of Innumeracy

The Impact of Innumeracy

If it is not acceptable to say “I can’t read or write”, why is it okay to proudly wear poor numeracy skills as a badge of honour?  The consequences of innumeracy – or mathematical illiteracy – has stealthily infiltrated society and industry for countless generations....