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The differentiation deviser

The Differentiation Deviser presents 80 strategies, activities and techniques for differentiating, all of which can be used across the Key Stages and the curriculum. Every entry is clearly explained and accompanied by an image to aid understanding and recall.

Author: Mike Gershon

Can teacher turnover improve student achievement?

According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in 2016,  removing low-performing...

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...

Does anxiety affect performance, or poor performance cause anxiety?

Published in 2016.  Mathematics anxiety (MA) is the state of discomfort around the performance of mathematical tasks. Does MA cause poor performance in mathematics, or is it poor performance in mathematics that causes MA? The question is important, because it affects the “treatment” that results. Should the focus...

Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.

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Vision for Science and Mathematics Education

This report, from the Royal Society, expresses the belief that science and mathematics are at the heart of modern life and provide the foundations for economic prosperity and explains the Royal Society’s ambition for the next twenty years of science and mathematics education. That it should enable people to make...

Recruiting and Retaining Qualified and Motivated Mathematics Teachers

The shortage of specialist teachers of mathematics has been a concern for many years and this resource, from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), is designed to help organisations focus upon a plan of action, which will lead to better recruitment and retention of mathematics teachers.

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Finnish Pupils' Success in Mathematics

This resource from Ofsted is a full report and summary of the findings from a visit, in September 2009, made by two of Her Majesty's Inspectors to educational establishments in Finland. Evidence was gathered from three schools and a university from each of three towns about the factors that contributed to Finnish...

Mathematics: Made to Measure

This resource from Ofsted, published in May 2012, is a full report and summary of the findings into the teaching of mathematics, based predominantly on evidence from inspections between January 2008 and July 2011 in maintained schools in England. Attention is drawn to serious inequalities in students’ experiences...

Solving the Maths Problem: International Perspectives on Mathematics Education

This resource, written by Emma Morris, outlines the core choices facing mathematics education and builds on the recommendations of the 2011 Vorderman Report, by examining which mathematics approaches and reforms have worked overseas. The paper does not recommend directly importing practice from either of the case...

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