And five fives are? 11/6/2012
It’s taken a while, but finally a skerrick of common sense has appeared on the British educational horizon.
A draft mathematics curriculum suggests that five and six year-olds will be expected to count up to 100, recognise basic fractions and memorise the results of simple sums by the end of the first year of compulsory education.
In the second year, they will be required to know the two, five and 10 times tables, add and subtract two-digit numbers in their head and begin to use graphs.
Hopefully, educational authorities here will follow the lead. And while they’re at it, could they return the alphabet to the top of the blackboard?