ERIC Number: ED054971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Mathematics for the Majority, A Programme in Mathematics for the Young School Leaver.
Schools Council, London (England).
This Working Paper is one of a series of studies commissioned by the Schools Council to establish whether development work could be organized to help teachers design relevant and useful five year courses for pupils who leave school at age 16, when this becomes the legal age limit in Great Britain in 1971. The ability range considered is that of pupils of average and below average ability in mathematics. Included is a review of the present situation regarding the qualifications of mathematics teachers, the facilities and equipment available in the schools, the effects of the introduction of the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) examination, and integrated programs involving mathematics. Needs for the future and specific suggestions about the inservice training of teachers, the most suitable teaching approaches to use, and specific curriculum content are also discussed. Appendices deal with the use of desk calculators in schools and the design of mathematics laboratories. (MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Equipment, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Low Ability Students, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Students
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, P. O. Box 569, London SE1, England
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).