What primary teachers say about maths

19th December 2003 at 00:00
"I do not feel that the time allocated to mathematics per day was enough to give the different ability groups sufficient teacher input time."

"I do not recall anything that I now incorporate in my teaching. We were not prepared for planning maths for varied abilities in the class and getting familiar with resources."

"Mathematics teaches us to think logically - a skill which is to be encouraged in all pupils."

"I believe teacher expectation and belief in a pupil's ability can and does make a big difference to the attitude of the child."

"Time allowed, books and other resources lean towards one style of learning. Many children can only access maths knowledge if they are given a choice or have some variety in the teaching and learning which they receive."

"I feel the resources in school are very outdated."

"Very often resources are dated and limited and this does affect children's enthusiasm, in my opinion."

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