British maths pupils lay behind other countries "because of poor teachers who don"t have a proper grasp of the subject"

British maths pupils lag behind other countries 'because poor teachers don't have a proper grasp of the subject' | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 3 December 2012 Pupils are lagging behind in maths compared with other countries because not enough primary school teachers have a proper grasp of the subject, a report claims today. There are too few mathematically competent teachers in primaries, with many achieving only a GCSE grade C.