Several headlines today are devoted to the content of the latest report from Ofsted. Mathematics: Understanding the Score examines evidence from inspections of maths teaching that have been carried out from 2005 - 2007. Among the findings are suggestions that teaching in many schools is satisfactory, but that many teachers are 'teaching to the test', rather than giving their pupils a holistic overview of the subject.
The evidence in the report formed part of the review of mathematics published by the DCSF in June (see this previous post for details). For further reaction to the new Ofsted report, click here.