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How to get students to work mathematically

The new secondary school curriculum demands that KS3 students be capable at “working mathematically”. But what does this entail? In this article, Barbara Miller breaks down the underlying concepts into helpful summaries.

The new curriculum considers “working mathematically” to be achieved when students can solve problems, reason mathematically and are mathematically fluent. But interpreting those objectives on a year-by-year basis has been left inadequately vague. In this issue’s ‘Strategies for the new curriculum’, our Maths expert, Barbara Miller, examines the key curriculum objectives relating to working mathematically and shares a variety of approaches for teaching them in KS3.

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