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Teaching Maths Peter Tymms. www.cemcentre.org. Outline. Changing education How is maths taught? How does this compare to English How does it compare to maths 20 years ago? How do processes relate to attitudes and attainment? Lessons for the classroom?. Big changes: e.g.Testing.

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Teaching MathsPeter Tymms

www.cemcentre.org


Outline

  • Changing education

  • How is maths taught?

  • How does this compare to English

  • How does it compare to maths 20 years ago?

  • How do processes relate to attitudes and attainment?

  • Lessons for the classroom?


Big changes: e.g.Testing

  • We call it “assessment” now

  • KS3 test dropped

    • but 85% of schools requested the test materials

  • O level & CSE  GCSE, which is evolving

    • Course work  controlled assessment

    • iGCSE

  • Diploma

  • A level  AS & A2 & BTEC & IB and entrance tests


Can you date this?

“Learning, alas will someday be smothered by … examination, competition, the calculation and publication of results.”


J.E.C. Welldon

8

9

5

1


Reasons

  • Dissatisfaction with the old system

  • Forgetting the lessons of history

  • Evolving culture

  • New evidence and new theories

  • New technology

  • New politicians


Impact of Policies on Standards

  • Primary schools

    • Hundreds of millions £

    • Impact on reading

      • Tiny

    • Impact on maths

      • Modest

  • Secondary

    • GCSE: more passes and higher grades


But why this discontinuity?


Ability - A level students


A Level – same ability


Summary

  • Massive efforts to raise standards

  • More students staying on

  • More gaining qualifications

  • Levels of basic skills have remained fairly constant

  • Higher grades are easier to obtain


How do you teach Maths?


Maths 2009


English Lit. 2009


Maths & English 2009


Maths 1993-2009


Investigation

  • Looked across all subjects to find a process:

    • Used little

    • Positively related to value-added

    • Positively related to attitudes

  • We found one

    Presenting your work to the class


Introduced in

  • Several A level courses

  • Over 6 weeks

  • Some weeks used, some not

  • Statements rated lessons every week


Results

  • With more student presentations lessons were:

    • More stimulating

    • More Involving

    • More enjoyable

    • Easier

    • More relaxing


Thank you


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