Singaporean teaching methods would improve children's mathematics skills in Western schools, a U.K. study has found.
Over 10,000 pupils aged 5-6 and 11-12 and across 140 British schools, were taught for one academic year using a method from Singapore, called "Maths Mastery". Researchers found the pupils' maths test results improved compared to other schools.
The study, by UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge, said this improvement was "roughly equivalent to one additional month of progress over the academic year".
This extra month is very valuable, as the study cited research claiming that an extra month of progress in maths at the age of 10 increases average wages by around £100 to £200 ($159 to $318) per year in later life.