– In 2013, 28% of children in England did not achieve their expected levels at the end of the early years foundation stage. According to a report from the British All-Party Parliamentary Goup (APPG), the reason is that “mathematically under-qualified and unconfident” early childhood practitioners fail to provide young children with a good enough start in math education.

– To solve this problem, the APPG recommends a greater focus on math and numeracy learning during the early years, a better training for the early childhood educators in matters of brain development, as well as better information and support to parents about how they can help their children develop good math abilities.



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