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    ''The growing importance of maths shows that we need to do more to make sure that children speak that language too ...... the only way to create the next generation of Turings and Lovelaces is to make fluency in the universal language of maths our top priority.'' So says Education Minister, Elizabeth Truss in her speech at the North of England Education Conference. In defining what fluency and arithmetic proficiency mean the NCETM cite the work of the Tizard network as their sole example of best practice. More on the Tizard cohort 6 can be found at the NCETM website, where a case study of four years exposure to the Cui curriculum is described by Caroline Ainsworth.