UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 1
THE ENDLESS EXAM CYCLE
The short term thinking of current UK mathematics assessment
Many parents, schools, and teachers think that students should take mathematics.
They consider it important, but for 15 to 19 year olds, the UK public school system fosters a culture of exam writing by making standardised exams the only method of evaluation for mathematics.
UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 2
THE ENDLESS EXAM CYCLE CONTINUES!
Who is to blame?
The emphasis on a final mathematics exam result for our 15 to 19 year old students has come about for many different reasons.
To implement change, an analysis needs to be made on some of the causes of why it continues.
UK MATHS EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE Part 3
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.