The significantly improved maths performances of primary pupils between 2009 and 2014 have previously been attributed to the increased time spent teaching the subject.
New analysis of the factors behind those scores reveal that, over five years, the average time spent teaching maths increased by about five minutes a day to 57 minutes, without counting extra time integrating numeracy into all other subjects.
But while the importance of overall time dedicated to maths is acknowledged by the Educational Research Centre (ERC), an author of its report on the results says those lessons need to focus more on higher-order processes.
Accenture developed a TY module on analytics with support from the IMTA. It is a standalone course that can be adjusted to the time-span available.