I am going to refer to Pale Flower maths. Those of you who teach it will know what I mean. In my opinion it is a right load of old rubbish and teachers who teach it have told me so too. Now that the education system has been abandoned for the best part of 12 months - possibly longer- why are parents expected to teach such excrement?? As the whole National Curriculum has been suspended would it be acceptable for parents to return to the 'old fashioned' systems which are a whole sight less complex and easier to understand? Who invented this rubbish in the first place? and why??? Parents have got to pay for the *(&%$ resources. It must be the biggest con in the world. Pale Flower maths seems a very dodgy organization to me who seem to have sucked in a lot of prize idiots. Other education websites have provided free resources for parents but Pale Flower maths are milking it for every penny. One of my friend's sons was not reaching expectations in secondary maths. She taught him herself and the end result was that he improved beyond all reason. He was quicker and more accurate than his teacher. His teacher just couldn't understand his working out . I'm not sure how this panned out at GCSE although he had more than reached the required standard.