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1. The first part of the video deals with what is meant by mathematical thinking and investigative maths. It shows teachers involved in an INSET session discovering the power of learning investigat...ively; it then goes on to follow one of these teachers working with her 7 year old pupils in this way. -- 2. The second section deals with the learning environment, and how teachers make use of the resources available to them. It also briefly touches on the areas of equal opportunity and special needs. -- 3. The third section is a series of sequences dealing with issues of assessment. It shows examples of children of various abilities, and at different stages of learning. These snippets of classroom actuality pose questions for the teachers viewing on how to assess pupils.
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Module code and title: E627, Mathematics in the primary curriculum
Item code: E627; VCR
Published: 1990
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OU Digital Archive web pages.
Duration: 01:00:00
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Producer: Rosemary Hill
Contributor: Sonia Pascall
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Crail School, Fife; Curriculum; Myatt Gardens and Harbinger Primaries, London; Peter Critchley; Primary curriculum; Sidegate Primary School, Ipswich
Subject terms: Mathematics--Study and teaching (Primary)--Great Britain
Master spool number: E261T
Production number: FOUE261T
Videofinder number: 3884
Available to public: no