Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Building Mathematics Skills

Building mathematics skills

Chris Kyriacou draws on recent research to identify the key features underpinning effective strategies for building students’ mathematics skills.

The development of students’ skills in mathematics during their school years has been subject to a wealth of research. Moreover, the political importance for governments in fostering high achievement in mathematics is evident in most countries around the world. As such, taking stock of what research can tell us about effective practices for building students’ mathematics skills is a key area of both political and educational interest. In 2003, a Mathematics Education Review Group was established at the University of York by Maria Goulding and myself, funded by the UK Department for Education and Skills (now called the Department for Education). The ...

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