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Calculator ban in primary maths tests

The government is planning to ban the use of calculators in maths tests for 11-year-olds in England from 2014.

The government is planning to ban the use of calculators in maths tests for 11-year-olds in England from 2014.

They think children should only be allowed to use them once they are confident in basic mathematical skills, like mental arithmetic.

Tim Muffett reports.