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A primary school in the UK has

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 15, 2007

A primary school in the UK has moved from the bottom 25% of schools to near the top 5% using a curriculum based on Harry Potter.

During the most recent visit from Ofsted, the inspector witnessed a maths lesson where the children were motivated to learn about subtraction by pretending that it is a magic formula created by Harry Potter. Pupils were not allowed to answer questions without first saying a spell — “numerus subtracticus”, which they devised themselves.

(thx, david)