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Children Learning Mathematics - a Teacher's Guide to Recent Research

The Low Attainers in Mathematics Project has two aims; to bring to the notice of teachers the current knowledge about learning processes in mathematics which resulted in the writing of this book and to provide information to teachers and advisers about the ways in which primary, middle and secondary schools deal...

Science 5/13: a Formative Evaluation

A Formative Evaluation of the Science 5-13 project is a book of 128 pages, published by Macmillan education in 1975. It describes the evaluation which took place throughout the project and which fed information from trials into the revision of the Science 5/13 Units ...

Schools Council Bulletin 1966: Mathematics in Primary Schools

This bulletin, the second edition in the series published by the Schools Council, reports on the many changes that were happening generally in primary schools and specifically in mathematics teaching. The period under review follows the publication of the Mathematical Association’s 'The Teaching of Mathematics in...

Communicating Mathematical Ideas

This report from the Assessment of Performance Unit came about as an increasing interest was being focused on how students communicate mathematical ideas and what factors facilitate or hinder their thinking and performance. This booklet features a selection of discussions and examples that illustrate aspects of how...

The Continuing Mathematics Project: a Case Study

This report gives a fairly full account of the origins and life of the Continuing Mathematics Project (CMP), together with details of what materials were produced and how it was developed and tested in schools. In addition to a discussion of the way in which a variety of institutions used the materials, four tutors...

Science for the Young School Leaver

Science for the Young School Leaver was one of a series of informal publications by the Schools Council. Schools Council Working Paper Number 1 started a series to make widely available information about curriculum development projects while still in their formative stages.

Working Paper No. 1 was produced...

Nuffield Secondary Science: An Evaluation

The Schools Council initiated this evaluation of Nuffield Secondary Science at the point when school trials of the materials were largely complete. As a result the evaluation focussed on the early adoption of the project by schools.

Three aspects, which were thought to be characteristic of the project were...

APU Mathematics Monitoring Phase 2

A report of the work of the APU between 1984 and 1988 and the results of the 1987 survey in which groups of 11 and 15 year olds were tested on a variety of aspects of their mathematical development.

The report begins with an overview of the work carried out in phase one of the project followed by an overview...

APU Practical Mathematics

This report describes the performance of students aged 11 and 15 on a range of practical tasks and came in response to Cockcroft’s report and the GCSE National Curriculum criteria both of which advocated practical work in mathematics.

The booklet aims to answer the questions:
*What is practical work in...

The Cockcroft Foundation List: APU Results

The report considers how students aged 15 fared in the APU tests on mathematics topics found in the ‘foundation list’ from the Cockcroft report. The ‘foundation list’ consists of basic mathematical skills such as number, money, percentages, time, use of a calculator, ratio and proportion. The full list appears in...

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