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ERIC Number: EJ988408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
To Chunk or Not to Chunk?
Thompson, Ian
Mathematics Teaching, n227 p45-48 Mar 2012
Ofsted was asked to provide evidence of effective practice in the teaching of early arithmetic, its report entitled; "Good practice in primary mathematics: evidence from 20 successful schools," was published in November 2011. Did this report pass you by? Unfortunately, as with many other reports not blessed with a "high profile" the findings have little impact on those teaching primary mathematics day-by-day. The Ofsted evidence is reviewed here with some insightful comment and opinion. The policy makers are supposedly signed up to "evidence based practice", well, put quite simply, here it is. (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: Netherlands; United Kingdom (England)