Alex Bellos on Radio 4

31st January 2014

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 next Wednesday at 21.00 to hear Alex Bellos take 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 will also investigate the scientific evidence behind teaching maths and 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.