Walk Around The Block

A Walk Around The Block

You may be surprised at what you find!

The Pawn
Image Coutesy of kiyoko-yamaguchi.com

This series looks at some of the interesting things that you can find when you take a simple walk around the block in your own neighbourhood. 
Take a closer look and you may find interesting architecture, graffiti, shops, houses, scenery, and history. 

You do not have to go far from home to find interesting things.

UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE

Demand for creative problem solvers – not excellent exam writers

Radical changes to the UK public education system will be needed to benefit the future of our children. An over emphasis on exam results are not only unhelpful, but rob our pupils of their potential.
This three part series looks at the importance of moving away from the old traditions by examining one of the pillars of education – mathematics. For 15 to 19 year olds, we have been teaching students how to write exams. It is time to look at helping our pupils achieve their capabilities.

Our world is changing and mathematics education needs to transform as well.

Part One: The Endless Cycle

Part Two: The Endless Cycle Continues

Part Three: Alternatives To The Endless Exam Cycle

UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 3

PART THREE:
ALTERNATIVES TO THE ENDLESS EXAM CYCLE

Options exist: Why not consider them for the UK?

The endless cycle of the pressure to obtain good mathematics exam results leaves little time for pupils in the UK to obtain the necessary problem solving skills required for the future.

Other places in the world seem to produce good students without this method of assessment. It is time the UK started thinking of alternatives.

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