Seems like Europe is willing to learn something from Asia. Namely, England is getting ready to adopt the Asian way of teaching Math!
Primary schools in England will teach Math according to Asian method based on high performing places like Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Math teaching in Asia involves children being taught as a whole class so that it progresses as a group.
Moreover, pupils are encouraged to physically represent concepts. Abstract ideas are demonstrated by using objects and pictures, as visual.
It seems that England does many steps to make this idea work at its best. Many teachers undergo trainings in teaching Math to help schools adopt the Asian approach.
Instead of learning time tables and key number facts by heart, pupils will be focused on conceptual learning.