Monthly Archives:December 2013

2014 Primary Mathematics Curriculum is Not Fit for Purpose

31 Dec 13
Rebecca Hanson
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Following the writing of my first report on the 2014 Primary National Curriculum in December I have been corresponding with the key people involved in its development.

As a results of their comments I have written a second report which calls for the immediate suspension of the implementation of the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics. This new report dated 6 Jan 2014 can be downloaded here: Fundamental Problems with the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics.

The press release which accompanies this report can be downladed here:
Call for Suspension of New Primary Mathematics Curriculum.

6 JAN FAULT: If you experience problems downloading the report an alternative version (without hyperlinks) can be downloaded from the Times Educational Supplement site.

Please use the contact form if you would like a copy of the press release.

A report for primary schools on the new National Curriculum

11 Dec 13
Rebecca Hanson
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A free report for primary schools on the new Primary Mathematics National Curriculum is available here:

The Challenges of Implementing the New Primary National Curriculum

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This concise report provides clear information for schools on the content and development of the 2014 Primary National Curriculum.  It focuses in particular on the mathematics curriculum, comparing it with the previous curricula schools have used since 2010 and with respected international curricula.

The report concludes with ten suggestions for schools regarding first steps to take.

Fun for parents in 2014

11 Dec 13
Rebecca Hanson
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I originally thought that Authentic Maths would focus on providing support for primary school.  However the feedback from parents who’ve tried it has been so great that I’ve decided to restructure the business and focus on this service instead.  This is a big change and so explains why the full business launch has been delayed.  Authentic Maths is now scheduled for formal launch in February 2014.

In the meantime please do ‘like’ Authentic Maths on Facebook.

Another benefit of and reason for this change of focus is I feel more comfortable writing honestly about the new primary mathematics curriculum if I am not also marketing Authentic Maths’ services to primary heads.