Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?

news_children_playground.jpg
Submit this page to redditDelicious

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

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
subway in pool

16-year-old girl 'attacked' in Cornish street

Police say she was walking near a Subway

adverts

WATCH: 10 years of John Lewis Christmas adverts

Moz, Monty, Buster... they are all here!

Most read
storm waves 2

UPDATE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Attraction shut and major event postponed

enys road camborne robbery

Woman 'attacked by gang' in Camborne

She was grabbed from behind and robbed

Top articles

Inquest verdict after Newquay cliff fall tragedy

Cornwall News: Coroner rules Adam's death was an accident

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

'Loyalty penalty' for home insurance customers - Citizens Advice

National News: A report has raised fears 13 million households could be paying more than they should for home insurance because they have failed to shop around.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Uma Thurman hits out at Harvey Weinstein: 'You don't deserve a bullet'

Showbiz News: Uma Thurman has broken her silence on the slew of allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, telling the disgraced Hollywood producer: "I'm glad it's going slowly - you don't deserve a bullet - stay tuned."

Robert Mugabe unlikely to attend swearing-in ceremony for successor Emmerson Mnangagwa

World News: Robert Mugabe is unlikely to be present at the swearing-in ceremony for his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa, according to local media.

New York Giants 10-20 Washington Redskins: Kirk Cousins throws two TDs in offensive struggle

Sports News: Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for an earlier pick six as the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on their Thanksgiving Day meeting on Thursday night.

Dozens of polar bears pictured eating whale carcass on Russian island

Strange News: Experts are "gobsmacked" after dozens of polar bears were photographed eating the carcass of a bowhead whale which washed ashore on a Russian island in the Arctic.

Newer article

Donations To Replace Sand Wheelchairs

Cornwall News: Specialist equipment used to help less able bodied people into the water at Polzeath is torched

Older article

Incinerator Charity Grants Launched

Cornwall News: Charity seeks people to help decide how to spend money in areas near controversial incinerator

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall