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Pupils struggle with numeracy skills, says Estyn

Pupils in half of Wales' secondary schools and 40% of primary schools have weak numeracy skills, according to the schools watchdog.

Estyn says children struggle with basic sums, such as multiplying, and rely on a calculator. As a result, they are unable to do harder calculations.

It said schools should provide more opportunities for pupils to use their skills while the Welsh government said the report would help to raise numeracy standards.

Education correspondent Arwyn Jones finds out more from report author Elizabeth Miles.

Many pupils struggle with basic sums

  • 20 Jun 2013