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More maths testing could be good for primary schoolchildren – if done in the right way

By Kinga Morsanyi, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition, Loughborough University
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Recently published UK government plans proposed that by 2030, 90% of children leaving primary school in England should reach the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared with 65% in 2019.

As part of efforts to achieve this, the government is introducing more testing. In June 2022, year four pupils (aged eight to nine) must take a multiplication tables check. This means that, for mathematics,…The Conversation


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