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Add fun to maths and learning will multiply

Maths should be fun – that’s the message to teachers from one expert. Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, an expert in primary maths education, said fun is the best medicine for relieving maths boredom. “When children are actually ...

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Debate ramps up over phonics instruction

A dispute between experts has emerged on whether Australian schools should adopt the same Year 1 phonics check currently being conducted in the UK. Phonics refers to the relationship between sounds people hear in spoken language and words seen in ...

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Teens prefer print over e-books: study

New research shows teenagers still enjoy the age-old practice of sitting down and reading a hard-copy book. The preliminary findings of a study from Deakin University and Murdoch University researchers found that three-quarters of 12- to 16-year-olds prefer to read paper ...

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