Numbers boost

19th January 2001 at 00:00
VOLUNTEERS working in London primaries as part of Maths Year 2000 have increased pupils' confidence with basic numbers. Thirty-four schools in Tower Hamlets, Islington, Newham and Lambeth have received weekly visits of up to an hour from 00 volunteers. Teachers at the Bringing Maths to Life conference, organised by the Careers Research and Adviser Centre, heard yesterday that pupils were more willing to answer questions in lessons and had improved their skills.

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