New findings on secondary students’ negative views about setting
“In her recent paper [accessible online here] Professor Louise Archer, along with the ‘Best Practice in Grouping Students’ research team, has proposed that setting represents a process through which the social and cultural reproduction of inequality and dominant power relations are enacted within schools.”
“Mathematics is important to us all. So it is important to enable young mathematicians, clear-thinking and passionate about their subject, to contribute at the highest level. Peter Cameron will talk about his experience designing and presenting a course for first-semester university students aiming to produce mathematicians.”
Kevin Silber, research findings on Maths Anxiety at researchED Maths and Science held at University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute June 2016
Is Advanced Math Necessary? podcast on American RadioWorks.
“Before you devour this week’s episode, listen to last week’s American RadioWorks podcast“Decoding the Math Myth.” Really do it. We’ll wait.
By now that you’ve learned that last week’s guest, Andrew Hacker, argues that teaching advanced math to every student in the United States is hurting the economy by preventing people from getting college degrees.
But this week’s guest, Keith Devlin, says math is vital for developing student reasoning skills. He’s a mathematician at Stanford University and author of “The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution.”“