The knowledge and skills gap in Australian secondary mathematics classrooms
Maths teacher survey finds average students’ skills gap is 1-5 years, compounded by remote learning and the transition to Year 7
As the future of work becomes more STEM focussed, mathematical knowledge and skills have been defined as critical to future life chances.
However, many Australian students are failing to acquire a knowledge and skills repertoire that is at pace with their level of schooling and are falling behind in their mathematics learning. We explore this in new research by OUP.
The survey results, along with expert opinion and teaching advice from the Australian Maths Trust and education leaders, are revealed in a new paper which considers the spread of maths understanding; explores different learning needs; ‘maths anxiety’, and how to develop students’ problem-solving skills for the real world.
Download the paper to explore:
The challenges teachers and students face in the transition from Year 6 to Year 7
Differentiating maths teaching for different learning needs
Developing problem-solving skills for the real world
The impact COVID-19 and remote learning has had on students’ learning
The knowledge and skills gap
in Australian secondary maths classrooms
A conversation with ...
Janine Sprakel (AMT)
Peter Sullivan (Monash University)
Kim Beswick (UNSW)
Patrick Mete (Haileybury)
Simone Zmood (Monash University)
Lee Walker (Oxford University Press)
OUP market research has revealed a knowledge and skills gap in Mathematics following students transition from primary to secondary school, which can have long-term consequences longer-term learning, but what can be done to address this issue?
Join education expert Lee Walker (OUP), who will present the headline results of the OUP market research, and Janine Sprakel (AMT), who will introduce some mathematical problem-solving strategies. This will be followed by a panel discussion on how best to tackle some of the issues raised from the research.
A virtual roundtable with maths education experts
When: Wednesday 28 July, 4:00 - 4:45 pm AEST
Where: On demand