Mathematics: understanding the score

19 Sep 2008 Ofsted

Ref: 070063

This report is based principally on evidence from inspections of mathematics between April 2005 and December 2007 in 192 maintained schools in England. Part A focuses on the inspection findings in the context of rising standards over the last decade in national tests and examinations. Part B discusses the issues underlying the rises in results and describes the essential components of effective mathematics teaching. Illustrative examples and brief commentaries are provided. The report’s findings contributed to the review of mathematics led by Sir Peter Williams and published in June 2008.

In March 2009 we published two booklets that we developed as a result of this report: primary; secondary.

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