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

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