Maths is More than Getting the Right Answer: redressing the balance through observation

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 59 Number 2 (2017)

Maths is More than Getting the Right Answer: redressing the balance through observation
GAWAIN LITTLE, JO HORN, STEPH GILROY-LOWE, pages 207-216
DOI: 10.15730/forum.2017.59.2.207

Abstract

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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GAWAIN LITTLE, JO HORN, STEPH GILROY-LOWE (2017) Maths is More than Getting the Right Answer: redressing the balance through observation, FORUM, 59(2), 207-216. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2017.59.2.207

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