Problem solving in mathematics: realising the vision through better assessment

This ACME report from June 2016 looks at problem solving in mathematics, with particular focus on summative assessment.

Within the report ACME welcomes the strong emphasis on problem solving in recent reforms. It calls for "strong collaboration between the mathematics community, the Department for Education, the Standards and Testing Agency, Ofqual, employers and universities" to address the "clear need for improvements in the teaching, learning and assessment of problem solving across all phases".

The report concludes that there is substantial room for further improvements in assessment to ensure that problem solving skills in mathematics are developed by all young people. It contains a number of key actions  recommended for the improvement of problem solving in assessment.

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