In January Mr Ellis is visiting schools in the city of Shanghai to find out how children learn Maths.
Shanghai schools have the best results in the world and Mr Ellis will be finding out how teachers organise learning so that all children become masters in how to work out calculations.
Schools in Shanghai are also successful because of the attitudes children have towards maths. They have sayings such as:
to help them understand how they show the best learning habits.
Parents and rest of the family also play a huge part in the education of children in China. Mr Ellis is hoping to speak to parents, teachers and children to find out how this has such a massive impact on learning.
This is your chance to set Mr Ellis off on your own research mission! What do you want Mr Ellis to find out on his trip to China. You might want to think of a question you want him to ask the people he meets. You might want to find out about children’s attitude and what they use to help them understand Maths.
Parents and children need to write their questions for Mr Ellis and he will do his very best to find as much information as he can…!