Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Mathematics Counts: The Cockcroft Report (1982)

I've just found that the entire text of this report can be found here; it may well be 30 years old but it seems as fresh and relevant as ever. I thought I would reproduce paragraph 243 below to make it even easier to find it:

"243 Mathematics teaching at all levels should include opportunities for


exposition by the teacher;

discussion between teacher and pupils and between pupils themselves;

appropriate practical work;

consolidation and practice of fundamental skills and routines;

problem solving, including the application of mathematics to everyday situations;

investigational work. "

More to come.

1 comment:

Warner Carter said...

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