ERIC Number: ED059046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
This pamphlet offers information and advice to secondary school mathematics teachers in England. The background is set in the first three chapters, entitled "The History of Mathematics Teaching in England,""The Present Position in the Secondary School," and "The First Stages" (a brief review of elementary school mathematics). The next three chapters consider important details in the curriculum, under the headings "Some Comments on the Syllabus at the Secondary Stage,""The Sixth Form" (that is, mathematics specialists), and "Mathematics for Ordinary Pupils." The authors point out common errors in instruction and suggest improvements in content and approach. The last three chapters deal with the relation of school mathematics to science and geography; problems of teaching, including setting assignments and tests; and a brief history of mathematics, with comments on its applications to teaching. (MM)
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Curriculum, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Secondary School Mathematics
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1, England
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).