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‘A’ is for Algebra

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I asked my good friend, Dr David Perkins, to contribute a post called ‘A’ is for Algebra. This is an introduction to algebra. His Bio Details are at the end of the post. NOT SO HARD “If we are to believe television sitcoms, algebra is a branch of mathematics to be feared; to understand it […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory

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“Whole Language Theory” dominated literacy teaching. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach using ‘whole language’ theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a story or recount; to anticipate ‘what comes next’; to recognise words by […]

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