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ERIC Number: EJ1001252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
The Draft National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics
Thompson, Ian
Mathematics Teaching, n230 p15-16 Sep 2012
Draft curriculum documents offer a glimpse of the future. They demand a response as all too often the devil is in the detail. What are the devils and maybe demons that await primary mathematics? This forensic consideration of the content of the draft curriculum for primary mathematics catalogues a lack of evidence to underpin proposals. Is the ability to read Roman numerals up to 1000 really an essential element of the Year 4 curriculum? Is this curriculum document a triumph of policy over pedagogy? The devils might just have the answer. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom