Teacher survey

Transmaths: Programmes - Across Phases

We found that programme design can have a positive impact on learning, learners' dispositions towards further study of mathematics, and ultimately drop-out rates. Our research of different programmes at advanced level found that the Use of Maths programme supported the development of deep understanding by its inclusion of the requirement that students engaged with substantial modelling tasks and the use of technology that was assessed. We also found that connected teaching practices supported students’ developing understanding and skills in self-learning as well as more positive dispositions towards further study of mathematics.

Programme design can support such practices by considering carefully the relationship between on the one hand mathematics as a domain of study and on the other teaching and learning. This presents a challenge for teachers and curriculum managers in all phases.