Standards of teaching mathematics in primary schools have improved overall, but many schools do not provide enough challenge for pupils to work to their full potential. In the best schools, staff discuss with pupils how they can use their skills in mathematics to solve problems and record their findings in different contexts and situations.
In addition, girls’ attainment is consistently higher than boys’ attainment. However, the introduction of the Foundation Phase has helped to raise standards of attainment for boys because of its emphasis on practical learning.
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