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Maths Teaching Crisis

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyday in the media, maths teaching and teachers are being judged. Maths teaching is in crisis. A shortage of maths teachers (and science) and the, presumably poor, quality of maths teaching.

This talk has been around since I've been teaching, and presumably longer. In fact this “crisis” may have been around since 1868:

In a report dated 1868, the Schools Inquiry Commission expressed serious alarm about the neglect of school mathematics and about the effectiveness of teaching the subject in UK.
A history of [MANSW] up to 1985 ... written by John Veness. [source]

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