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7:02am 8th September 2014

As the new school year starts in Cornwall, so does the curriculum shake up.

Primary children will now learn about things like money saving, computer programming and internet safety.

It is as the government wants to raise standards.

The UK's slipping down international pupil assessment league tables.

The curriculum shake up is aimed to be more challenging and get better  results.

Truro financial expert David Hughs reckons teaching about money could be tricky.

He said: "How do you make that interesting, most people find it terribly boring, it has to be engaging but it is important because to start young is good, but how how do you start and where do you start and how do you make it exciting?

"We used to do things like create a school tuck shop, where people could buy and sell things, those kind of simple things are important, and how to balance some books and how to spend less and save more."

So, how would you do? Find out by testing yourself with the questions below...

1. What is an algorithim? (pupils aged 5-7 will need to know the answer and create and debug simple programs.

2. What is 7 x 12? (pupils will need to know their 12 times table by the age of 9. No using a calculator either - they won't be introduced until near the end of Key Stage 2)

3. What is 0.375 as a fraction? (pupils will need to be able to do conversions by the end of primary school)

4. What does APR stand for? (new lessons on money management are being brought in).

Just to make things even tougher, handwriting will be checked for the first time under the national curriculum. It is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy.

Answers: 1.  A step-by-step procedure or formula for solving a problem. 2. 84. 3. 3/8s 4. Annual Percentage Rate of charge

7:02am 8th September 2014

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