Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics

Mukunda, Kamala (2017) Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics. At Right Angles, 6 (1). pp. 80-84.

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In 2010, the Indian Government decided to take part in an international test called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). About 5000 fifteen-year-old students from 200 schools in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took tests of reading and mathematical and scientific literacy—along with over a million students in 75 other countries! The results were worse than our worst nightmares: Indian students were literally at the bottom of the list. Nearly 90% of the Indian children who took the PISA were at or below what the PISA 2012 document describes as the 'lowest levels' of literacy and numeracy:

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mukunda, Kamala
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Uncontrolled Keywords: PISA, Indian students, elementary school mathematics, teacher training, in-service training
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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