Laying the foundations of numeracy: a comparison of primary school textbooks in Britain, Germany and Switzerland

@inproceedings{Bierhoff1996LayingTF,
  title={Laying the foundations of numeracy: a comparison of primary school textbooks in Britain, Germany and Switzerland},
  author={Helvia Bierhoff},
  year={1996}
}
The foundations of mathematical competence laid by primary schools in Germany and Switzerland are compared with Britain on the basis of the main textbooks used in the three countries, supported by observations of classroom practice. The study forms part of the National Institute's wider research programme into comparative productivity, education and training which has repeatedly noted the mathematical deficiencies of British school-leavers. The study examines, among other matters, the greater… CONTINUE READING

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