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ERIC Number: EJ1001249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
How Do Pupils Experience Setting in Primary Mathematics?
Marks, Rachel
Mathematics Teaching, n230 p5-8 Sep 2012
In the primary school setting in mathematics is a strategy that is used, so say, to harness teaching resources to enable pupils to maximise their attainment. Setting might be regarded as an honourable, and professional, response to an enduring dilemma for teachers, and managers. However, as with most actions, there are likely to be unintended consequences. What might be these consequences, and are they worth the risk? Here some of the consequences, of setting in mathematics, have been documented as a result of dedicated classroom research. The pupil experiences described here, in detail, must pose a challenge to all those who choose to set.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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