Bowland Maths: turning theory into practice

Quentin Thompson outlines the Bowland Maths initiative which aims to help pupils develop (and teachers teach) maths skills of thinking and problem solving

“BRITAIN IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AT MATHS.” This was the Bowland Trust’s starting point for its maths initiative. The first step was to establish the stage (between preprimary and post-doctoral) which was most critical in terms of developing the nation’s mathematical abilities. The conclusion was clear: Key Stage 3 (KS3).

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October 2009