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Last Updated: Friday October 09 2009 05:40 GMT

One-to-one maths help for pupils

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If you're one of the thousands of primary school pupils in England who struggle with maths, help is on its way with some one-to-one teaching.

From September 2010, the 30,000 pupils who have the most trouble with maths will get 20 hours of extra help from specialist teachers.

It comes after a successful trial involving more than 2,000 pupils.

Of those pupils, nearly 75% were able to reach expected levels in numeracy after they'd had the extra help.

The scheme will cost about £2,500 per pupil, but the government says it's a price worth paying to try to reduce the millions of adults who struggle with their numbers.

Schools Minister Vernon Coaker said: "It's time to break the cycle of poor numeracy skills being passed on."