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Mathematics: Primary Education

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the use of Reform mathematics in the teaching of mathematics in primary schools; and if he will make a statement. (203792)

The Government do not have a policy relating specifically to the use of Reform mathematics in the teaching of mathematics in primary schools.

However, the Government fully recognise the importance of good quality mathematics teaching in order to improve pupils’ achievement in mathematics and their enthusiasm for the subject at all levels of their education. That is why we asked Sir Peter Williams to undertake his review of mathematics teaching in early years settings and primary schools. The review published its interim report on the 19 March 2008 and is set to publish its final report in June 2008.