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Language: English
Category(ies): Research
Topic(s) & Sub-Topic(s): Special Topics
  •  Numeracy
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, United States
Title: Should all students be taught complex mathematics?
Author: OECD
Summary: Exposure to complex mathematics concepts and tasks is related to higher performance in PISA among all students, including socio-economically disadvantaged students. • Working on complex problems without individualised support can increase mathematics anxiety among weaker students. • In most PISA-participating countries and economies, at least one in two students attends schools where teachers believe that it is best to adapt academic standards to the students’ needs. • Teaching strategies that support struggling students in mixed classes, such as giving students extra help when they need it, are related to students having more confidence in their mathematics ability.
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Publishing House: OECD
Year of Publication: 2016
Upload date: 12/22/2016

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Full Name: , RIED-ITEN
Organization Name: Organization of American States
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E-Mail: [email protected]

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Keywords: Education for inclusion
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