Shanghai maths teachers brought to England to raise standards
12 March 2014 Last updated at 10:04 GMT
Up to 60 Shanghai maths teachers are to be brought to England to raise standards, in an exchange arranged by the Department for Education.
They will provide master classes in 30 "maths hubs", which are planned as a network of centres of excellence.
The Chinese city's maths pupils have the highest international test results.
The announcement comes as a campaign is launched to raise adult maths skills, with warnings that poor numeracy is costing the UK economy £20bn per year.
Graham Satchell reports.