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Transforming Scotland into a maths positive nation: final report of the Making Maths Count group

Published: 12 Sep 2016
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781786524362

Final report of the Making Maths Count group, which identifies three main areas to be improved.

36 page PDF

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36 page PDF

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Transforming Scotland into a maths positive nation: final report of the Making Maths Count group
Footnotes

36 page PDF

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Footnotes

1 This report uses the term maths as encompassing the study of numbers, shapes and space. Maths as used in this report therefore includes the skills of numeracy and arithmetic.

2 Full details are available in the research and engagement paper available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum/MakingMathsCountScotland

3 Scottish Government, Making Maths Count, Interim Report (2016) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497342.pdf

4 Further information on maths skills as defined in Curriculum for Excellence and benchmarks for numeracy and maths is available in the following guidance from Education Scotland:
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Pages/num4numeracymathematicsskillsplr.aspx
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Pages/CfE-delivery-plan.aspx
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/NumeracyMathematicsBenchmarks.pdf

5 The Making Maths Count blogs are available on the following link: http://blogs.scotland.gov.uk/making-maths-count/.

6 Further information about Maths Week Ireland is available on the following link: http://www.mathsweek.ie/

7 The term "nurseries" is being used in this report to refer to the range of early years settings.

8 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD Perspective (2015) http://www.oecd.org/education/school/Improving-Schools-in-Scotland-An-OECD-Perspective.pdf

9 Scottish Government, National Statistics Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2015 results http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00500749.pdf

10 For example, Maths Excellence Group report (2011) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/91982/0114466.pdf

11 Professor Ruth Merttens, What Should Scottish Primary Teachers take from Shanghai and Singapore? in Scottish Mathematic Council Journal 45 (2015) http://www.scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/wp1/smc-publications/journals/

12 Benchmarks for Numeracy and Mathematics and National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework (2016)
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Pages/num1nnpf.aspx
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/NumeracyMathematicsBenchmarks.pdf

13 National Improvement Hub portal https://education.gov.scot/improvement.

14 Education Scotland, link to guidance on Interdisciplinary Learning http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/learningacrossthecurriculum/interdisciplinarylearning/index.asp

15 Education Scotland, link to Financial Education resources http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/learningacrossthecurriculum/responsibilityofall/numeracy/financialeducation/

16 STEMEC (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Committee), Pillars and Lintels: The What's, Why's and How's of Interdisciplinary Learning in STEM Education (2014) http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum/ACE/Science/STEMEC/STEMECPapers/PillarsandLintels

17 Figures are for all entries and include both secondary schools and colleges. The figures are also pre-appeal/pre-review.

18 SQA, National Course Design and Assessment: SQA Fieldwork Visits (2016) http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/SQA_Fieldwork_visits.pdf

19 SQA, National Qualifications Mathematics Review Report (2016) http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/Mathematics_Review_Report.pdf

20 SQA, National Qualifications Lifeskills Mathematics Review Report (2016) http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/Lifeskills_Mathematics_Review_Report.pdf

21 Scottish Government, Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: A Delivery Plan for Scotland (2016) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00502222.pdf

22 Evaluation of the Impact of the Implementation of Teaching Scotland's Future (2016) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00495434.pdf

23 Eurydice, Mathematics Education in Europe: Common Challenges and National Policies (2011) https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/index.php/Publications:Mathematics_Education_in_Europe:_Common_Challenges_and_National_Policies

24 Link to Parentzone website http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/

25 Link to "Count" section of Read, Write Count website http://www.readwritecount.scot/count/

26 Eurydice, Mathematics Education in Europe: Common Challenges and National Policies (2011) https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/index.php/Publications:Mathematics_Education_in_Europe:_Common_Challenges_and_National_Policies

27 Pro Bono Economics Report for National Numeracy, Cost of Outcomes associated with low levels of adult numeracy in the UK (2014) https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/cost-outcomes-associated-low-levels-adult-numeracy-uk-2014

28 National Numeracy - Numeracy Review https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/numeracy-review

29 A.T. Kearney in association with the Your Life campaign, Tough Choices: The real reasons A-level students are steering clear of science and maths (2016) http://1cwcpp2qp6hi1exr69469mgu.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/YL-ATK-Tough-Choices-Research-Report-FINAL-3-02-16.pdf

30 Scottish Government, Commission for Developing the Young Workforce report (2014) http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/developingtheyoungworkforce/background/commissionreportsesponse

31 Scottish Government, Developing the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy (2014) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/7750

32 Scottish Government, Guidance for School/Employer Partnerships, Guidance for DYW Regional Groups and Local Authorities http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/09/8676/downloads


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