Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

ACME Responds to Rose Review Interim Report

12 December 2008

Commenting on the Rose Review, Dame Professor Julia Higgins FRS, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME), said:

"ACME welcomes the Rose Review Interim Report published yesterday. We are pleased that the interim recommendations, including key proposals submitted by ACME, are on the right track. 

"In particular, we welcome the inclusion of the 'Mathematical Understanding' area of learning. What will be critical is how the whole curriculum reflects how mathematics permeates the five other areas of learning outlined by Rose and also links back to the core skills."

However, there is a lot of further work to be done in detailing and refining the actual content of the primary curriculum before the final report is published. ACME will be looking to engage closely with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and other key organisations in this next phase of the review to make certain the new curriculum bolsters the progression of mathematical development during the primary years and encourages children to continue with mathematics into secondary school and beyond."

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