Things that resonate with me from both the article and the report are these:
- The need to include rich mathematical tasks in our teaching on a regular basis so children can be actively involved in problem solving.
- These tasks need to be challenging and supported by a range of hands on materials.
- Groups working should be mixed so those involved can learn from each other.
- More credence should be given to basic facts when moving children through the maths stages as the knowledge is needed to work effectively at the next mathematical stage.
- Basic facts need to be taught with the stages so understanding forms the basis of the learning.
- When the knowledge is learned it needs to recalled quickly.
- Teachers trusting their ability to teach maths and not being fully reliant on a 'programme' that delivers a daily scripted dose of learning.