Monthly Archive: March 2017

Maths in Context Secondary Project

Young Enterprise are currently recruiting secondary schools to take part in our exciting Maths in context project. This is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation and Money Advice Service, with an evaluation led by the University of Nottingham. The aim is to explore whether teaching young people maths in a ‘real world’ financial context can improve attainment at maths GCSE level, as well as students’ ability to manage money more effectively.

We are holding a free event in Liverpool on the 30th of March, for schools to find out some more information about the project. Speakers from the University of Nottingham and Young Enterprise will talk about the project, what it involves and answer any questions. It’s also a chance for participating and interested schools to connect with each other.

Schools can register for free tickets using the link below:

Some more information on the project:

Up to 25% of a GCSE maths paper can contain questions with a financial theme, and prior research shows that students can struggle to access the maths on these questions as they can find the context a barrier. Our Maths in Context project aims to address this issue through fully funded training and in-school support using a series of specially designed lesson plans which use a range of financial education contexts to address different areas of GCSE maths.

Further information on the project can be found here.