At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013 - (Page 279)

AND FINALLY... NOTEBOOK MOLOBOR EETUERO DOLORE TINISSI. ISI BLANDRE EATEM THINK OF A NUMBER WORDS: Georgina Maric | PHOTOGRAPH: Trevor Leighton|HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Tricia Woolston using Merumaya skincare and Bobbi Brown and L’Oreal cosmetics | STYLIST: Gemma Shanley Carol knows that being a whiz at maths will help future generations D PLAY HARYOUR RAGE ‘TO ENCOU ATHS, GET KIDS TO “LIKE” M IN WITH THEM TO JOIN VOLVE GAMES THAT INCH AS COUNTING, SU DDERS SNAKES AND LA LY’ AND MONOPO Maths is taught sketchily in UK schools. Some schools are great and others are very sadly, bad. ‘We are failing our young people when it comes to maths education,’ says Carol. Her view comes following a two-year project, called Maths Taskforce, she undertook with The Conservative Party, examining how to improve the teaching of the subject in schools. ‘At the age of 16, there is a 10-year gap between children who have been taught well and those who haven’t,’ says Carol. ‘The consequences of this are that if a child has not been educated well early on, he will struggle in secondary school. The latter makes very little difference when it comes to maths teaching if a child hasn’t understood the subject from his early years. ‘We found that almost all primary school teachers (96%) gave up maths when they were 16. They did A-levels that weren’t maths related and we discovered that, for most teachers, it is the subject they are most frightened of teaching.’ Almost half of 16-year-olds fail to achieve grade C at GCSE, with just 15% studying maths beyond that level. This compares to almost all other industrialised countries, the report says, where either all, or nearly all, students continue to study maths up to the age of 18. While number crunching isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Carol has set up The Maths Factor (www. to help children learn and enjoy maths – a staggering 10,000 youngsters have already been signed up to the website. JUNE 2013 | 279

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013