Values and Variables: Mathematics Education in High-Performing Countries
This report, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, addresses two questions: • What is the range and type of research evidence from countries with high performance in mathematics that gives insights into the reasons for their relatively high position? • What constitutes high performance in mathematics learning and what factors appear to contribute most to achieving it? The report includes research evidence from countries with high performance in mathematics, considers the factors that appear to contribute most to high performance and the roots of, or routes to, high attainment. The report concludes by making seven recommendations.