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ERIC Number: EJ1152077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Maths is More than Getting the Right Answer: Redressing the Balance through Observation
Little, Gawain; Horn, Jo; Gilroy-Lowe, Steph
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v59 n2 p207-216 2017
This article explains how high-stakes standardised tests are distorting primary school mathematics and failing to promote pupils' cognitive development. It argues for observation and journaling for both formative and summative assessment in order to recover an emphasis on reflective mathematical understanding and problem-solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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