Maths Memos

The NEW Early Childhood Maths Group

When ACME extended its remit for mathematics education policy from 5-19 to 3-19 years, we set out to identify the key issues from stakeholders. We quickly became aware that this was not a simple task, due to the complexity of the early years mathematics landscape and the diversity of policy issues affecting educators in different contexts. It also quickly became clear that the mathematicss education and the early years communities needed to join up: we learned there were lots of gre[read more]

Realising the aims of the National Curriculum in primary assessment

At the 2016 ACME conference, I co-facilitated a workshop with fellow ACME member Dr Sue Gifford on the aims of the National Curriculum in primary assessment. The purpose of the workshop was to consider the influence of assessment in realising the aims of the National Curriculum and to identify ways in which assessment could be improved.

Below, I outline some of the discussion points raised by delegates during the session. You will[read more]

ACME conference, 12 July 2016

It is a great honour to chair the ACME conference on Tuesday 12 July, my first major event with ACME since I took on the role of Interim ACME Chair. The title of the conference is Influences and impact: policies for high-quality mathematics education. We hope to provide the opportunity to discuss in a constructive and forward-looking way the collaborative action needed to [read more]

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