How to Teach Maths
Alex Bellos examines children's mathematical learning journey from counting through to solving sums, the neuroscience behind it and how school lessons are designed around this.
Alex Bellos takes you on a mathematical learning journey from the first stages of number recognition through to an understanding of how children solve sums and calculate answers. On the way he will look at the neuroscience of maths and how our mathematical brain develops. He investigates the scientific evidence behind teaching maths and he'll compare how modern methods of teaching children differ from those taught to their parents, helping kids today go beyond basic numeracy to develop a passion for numbers.
The producer is Ania Lichtarowicz.