Can we learn anything from China about Education in Mathematics?

Jennifer Field


Some countries in South East Asia do better than us in international mathematics tests. This would appear to indicate that their children are more able mathematically than ours. Our government is very keen to explore this further andin 2014/15fundeda National Shanghai Exchange Programme, involving teachers from the newly formed 34 National Maths Hubs.

Thisopinion piece reflects upon the practices in Shanghai and explores whether we could actually learn anything from them which might improve our own teaching and learning in mathematics, andthe impact this might have for HEIs.

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