10 – 1 = 8

Alexandra Frean, the education editor of The Times, states today that

There is… a strong feeling among ministers that, in maths, targets are not exacting enough and should be brought forward by a year, to enable children to tackle more complex calculations by the age of 8 rather than 10.

It is not clear whether this “complex calculation” of 10-1=8 has been made by Government ministers or by The Times.