Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

ACME response to draft primary curriculum

17 August 2012

On 11 June 2012, a draft National Curriculum for primary mathematics was published by the Department for Education for informal consultation, as a precursor to a more formal consultation in early 2013, and publication of the final version in September 2013. ACME was asked to lead on gathering the views of the mathematics community on the draft, and has used that feedback to inform its response.

ACME's submission is presented in two parts:

  • Part A provides overarching messages and recommendations, highlighting the most important aspects to be addressed before formal consultation in 2013.
  • Part B provides a collation of the detailed comments made by respondents and by ACME on the statements included in the curriculum document.

ACME's response was informed by workshops, e-seminars and a written consultation with the mathematics community. We received 99 responses to the consultation, which were subsequently summarised by Professor Anne Haworth. The summary of the responses, as well as the responses themselves, have been shared with the Department for Education.

The summary and a collated document of the responses are available below:

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