Mathematics in Commonwealth Schools

Report of a Specialist Conference held at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, September 1968

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This report aims to help those concerned to further mathematical education, at all levels, in Commonwealth countries.



Assessment of Children's Progress, and Evaluation of Programmes: Purpose and Method

A few years ago it was apparently easy to examine candidates in mathematics and it seemed comparatively simple to evaluate the mathematics curriculum. Twenty years ago at the primary school level the content of the teaching was confined to arithmetic and the debate was in terms of conventional testing of mechanical and problem arithmetic contrasted with objective, multiple choice tests. The latter could be demonstrated to be more consistent and reliable than the former but both kinds of examination in mathematics appeared to be more reliable than similar procedures in other subjects, particularly English.


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