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Durham University

School of Education

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Publication details for Dr Andrew Davis

A.J. Davis (2001). Teaching for Understanding in Primary Mathematics. Evaluation and Research in Education 15(3): 136-42.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0950-0790

Author(s) from Durham


Discusses the nature of mathematical understanding for primary school (elementary school) students in the context of the National Numeracy Strategy of the United Kingdom. Suggests some ways in which the national curriculum does not seem well designed to support the development of mathematical understanding and advocates a return to some classroom mathematics in which students have a degree of control. (SLD)