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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...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 2 - Reflections on Classroom Practice

A resource from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester. Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) believed that if all students were to begin their courses in secondary schools within the spirit of the new (at the time) GCSE proposals, and were encouraged to take greater initiatives in...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 3 - Changing the Climate

In Section 3 of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) project, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, teachers discuss what they perceive to be an extended piece of work, and attempt to define the labels 'course work', 'projects' and 'write ups'.

During the...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 5 - Evaluation

In this section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) project, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, the project team attempt to clarify issues related to the evaluation of students' and teachers' work. As in the remainder of the TEAM material, teachers' and...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 6 - Assessment

In this section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) material, from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, assessment is discussed from a number of different viewpoints including those of the students, teachers and examination boards.

The materials also give some...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 4 - Getting Started

This section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) project, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, contains ideas, approaches, lists of useful resources and teachers' comments about their personal experiences. The aim is to develop a whole approach and attitude to...

Half Our Future (the Newsom Report)

This report of the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) resulted from research into the state of secondary education, focusing on students aged 13 to 16 who were of average or below-average ability. The report was known as the Newsom Report, named after Mr J H Newsom, chairman of the advisory council....

Midlands Mathematical Experiment Volume Two GCE Part B

This resource was written to cover work in the Midland Mathematics Experiment ‘O’-level course. The topics covered are:

• [b]Matrices[/b]: translations, enlargements, area scale factor, combinations of transformations, finding and using determinants, finding the inverse of a matrix and solving simultaneous...

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