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Using global data in primary mathematics

Pendry, V; (2018) Using global data in primary mathematics. (Development Education Research Centre (DERC) Research Papers 20 ). Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, University College London: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This research set out to explore the connections between the use of global data in primary mathematics lessons as a way of engaging and inspiring teachers and pupils and raising levels of participation from more reluctant mathematicians. The study explores to what extent teachers are keen to use this approach to teaching and learning in mathematics and how much it provides an opportunity to connect learning across the curriculum. It reveals the current levels of desire and confidence of teachers to use global data in maths lessons, examining to what extent they feel that global data provides a real, relevant and purposeful context for learning, which can in turn motivate pupils to engage further in mathematics. It also investigates how using global data can further motivate and inspire teachers. The study employed qualitative data collection methods with teachers and pupils across six schools.

Type: Report
Title: Using global data in primary mathematics
ISBN-13: 9780993488870
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-centres/centr...
Language: English
Additional information: First published 2018. © Crown copyright.
Keywords: Global learning, Primary education, Mathematics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048076
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