Mathematics education in England has, for some years, been identified as ‘problematic’. This concern is perhaps best evidenced by the large number of reports related to mathematics (including ‘STEM’) education. At least 50 such reports were published from the beginning of 2011.
This blog is part of a project which aims to ‘draw on the wisdom of the mathematics education crowds’ to develop a shared understanding of what the emerging big messages from these reports are. The project also uses a range of new and old technologies, such as Mendeley, LinkedIn, Twitter, conferences, email, face to face conversations and forums to provide various ways in which members of the community are able to provide their comments, concerns or other contributions. At the most recent day conferences (March and June 2013) of the British Society of Research in Learning Mathematics (BSRLM), the methodology of the project and the initial findings were presented.
Between January and December 2013, the blog was developed to present the emerging synthesis and analysis of the reports, and and drew together contributions of the community gathered from all the channels through which the crowds contribute their wisdom.
Use the links at the top to see more or:
- for the overall narrative, click here
- why change is needed (or what the ‘problems’ are) click here and the reasons for these problems click here
- for methods click here, and more about using old and new technologies click here
- for the list of reports click here, and for the way I chose the reports to include click here
- for a quick analysis click here and for my first comments about the new national curriculum (in relation to this project) click here
- for more about maths and STEM click here and for more about maths and careers click here
- for recommendations (from the reports) click here
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