Volume 6, Issue 1

Mathematics, Winter 2014
Better: Evidence-based Education - Winter 2014 - Mathematics

Mathematics is a vital subject for all children, but many struggle with it, and leave school with insufficient skills to cope with modern life. Yet, we know a great deal about what works (and what doesn’t) in teaching mathematics at all levels. There are successful methods of supporting children who are struggling, either by making changes to existing classroom teaching, or through targeted interventions. In this issue of Better, researchers around the world write about their work in this field.

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Contents
PageTitleAuthor
4–5What works in teaching mathematicsRobert Slavin
6–7Cross-age peer tutoring in mathematicsVictoria Menzies and Kirsty Younger
8–9Teaching that is guided by children’s mathematical thinkingLinda Levi
10–11Intervention for children with mathematical difficultiesAnn Dowker
12–13Reducing low achievement in mathematics through
interventions
Nick Dowrick
14–15Cooperative learning in mathematics: Lessons from England
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Robert Slavin, Mary Sheard,
and Pam Hanley
16–17Integrating technology for deep mathematics learningJeremy Roschelle, Philip Vahey,
Celia Hoyles, and Richard Noss
18–19MathemAntics: Software for early mathematics
education
Benjamin Friedman and Herbert
Ginsburg
20–21Using the way students learn to improve mathematics
knowledge
Steve Ritter, Kenneth Koedinger, and
John Pane
22–23Co-operative learning: It’s more than group workBette Chambers
24–25Evidence in the news
26–27The latest research

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