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Report on the STEM Mapping Review 2004

The purpose of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Mapping Review, published by the Department for Education in 2004, was broadly to:

• investigate whether STEM initiatives currently being taken forward address the concerns raised about the decline in demand of university places in...

Mathematics: Understanding the Score

This resource from Ofsted is a report published in September 2008, based principally on evidence from inspections of mathematics between April 2005 and December 2007 in 192 maintained schools in England. It describes how the best teaching is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and focused clearly on developing students'...

Deep Progress in Mathematics: the Improving Attainment in Mathematics Project

This resource, provided by Anne Watson, Els De Geest and Stephanie Prestage, describes how a group of ten teachers taught low attaining groups in secondary school, and what features were seen to be important. The teachers had a shared commitment to improving the attainment of their lowest attaining students by...

Key Understandings in Mathematics Learning

These resources are provided by the Nuffield Foundation who, in 2007, commissioned a team from the University of Oxford to review the available research literature on how children learn mathematics. The resulting review is presented in a series of eight papers.

Paper 1 Overview - summarises...

Researching Effective CPD in Mathematics Education

The Researching Effective CPD in Mathematics Education (RECME) project was set up under the umbrella of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in England, who provide these resources.

The project's aim was to provide advice, guidance and recommendations to be used by NCETM...

Guides to Assessment in Education: Mathematics

Teachers make assessments all the time for a whole variety of reasons. Assessment is essential to teaching. It has to be acknowledged that although getting to know students thoroughly is part of a teacher's expected load, assessment does represent a noticeable burden. Above all, the report tries to emphasize...

Ensuring a High Quality, Localised Infrastructure for the CPD of Maths Teachers

The purpose of the study, produced by the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) was to inform the establishment of the planned National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), but it is also hoped that this report of the study will be viewed as a useful contribution to the on-...

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