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Posted by Aston Avery

Bobby Seagull helping families in Essex with maths

f you’re a parent or carer, you’ll know how difficult it can be to help your children with their maths homework if you struggle with the subject yourself.

But for families in Essex, help is at hand as celebrity mathematician Bobby Seagull teams up with Essex County Council on the International Day of Maths (14th March) to provide a series of fun and accessible tips to encourage all the family to embrace the “Everyday Magic of Maths.”

Data from 2019 shows the Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 grade gap for disadvantaged children in Essex is wider than the national average. For KS2, the Essex gap shows disadvantaged children finishing 10.1 months behind their non-disadvantaged peers. This is 0.8 months wider than the national average of 9.3 months. The KS4 gap in Essex stood at 19.8 months, compared with the national average of 18.1 months.

Aston spoke to celebrity mathmetician Bobby Seagull.

Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

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