**ERIC Number:**ED241274

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1982-Feb

**Pages:**29

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A Summary of the Cockcroft Report "Mathematics Counts."

Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Derby (England).

This document summarizes "Mathematics Counts," the report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of Mathematics in Schools in Great Britain, chaired by Dr. W. H. Cockcroft. It provides a digest of the report, paralleling the following chapters: (1) why teach mathematics? (2) the mathematical needs of adult life, (3) the mathematical needs of employment, (4) the mathematical needs of further and higher education, (5) mathematics in schools, (6) mathematics in the primary years and in the secondary years, (7) calculators and computers, (8) assessment and continuity, (9) examinations at 16+, (10) mathematics in the VIth form, (11) facilities for teaching mathematics, (12) the supply of suitable qualified mathematics teachers, (13) initial training courses, (14) in-service support for teachers, (15) some other matters, and (16) the way ahead. (MNS)

Descriptors: Calculators, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Facilities, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Testing

Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Kings Chambers, Queen St., Derby, England, DE1 3DA (75p each, 40p for orders over 50 copies).

**Publication Type:**Reports - Descriptive

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Practitioners

**Language:**English

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**Authoring Institution:**Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Derby (England).

**Identifiers:**Cockcroft Report; England

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