How leading countries teach maths

12/3/2012 | Guardian (London), The

A new draft curriculum for primary-school maths lessons in England ignores many of the top teaching practices from other countries, suggests David Burghes, professor of mathematics teaching at the University of Plymouth. In this blog post, he writes that leading countries in maths -- such as Finland, Japan and Singapore -- focus on the quality of maths teachers and have adopted mastery curricula that focus on the fundamentals.

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