“As an (old) ex teacher I absolutely applaud your appearance and comments on Breakfast TV this morning. You were better than excellent and I couldn’t agree more with EVERYTHING you said.” – G Blackwell
“For me, the most encouraging aspect you shared was that it is possible to turn things around quite quickly, even after all the years that have been wasted trying to teach maths using a method that clearly doesn’t work and also disadvantaged the students.
In other words, because you were so very specific about what needed to change and how, you brought a sense of hope, not only to the students who may have been listening to the interview, but to the parents who have felt anguish seeing their children robbed in their mathematical education and knowing this would negatively impact their futures. Thank you Audrey.” – S Maxwell
Numeracy Project was a failed experiment
A report shows Kiwi kids are failing maths in higher numbers than ever before. Dr Audrey Tan says the $70M Numeracy Project was a failed experiment, and gives her recommendations on how to fix the current New Zealand primary school maths curriculum.