Effective Practices in Post-16 Vocational Maths

Maths and English are the key enabling subjects. We have been thinking for some time about how we can support maths provision to be the best it can be, and what we can learn from others nationally and internationally. In that context, working with the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office, we commissioned this research to look at some of the best ideas from around the world for teaching maths to learners aged 16-19.

The researchers looked at innovative approaches and international good practice in maths teaching, focusing on pedagogy as well as how to enhance learner motivation and engagement. They also considered the experience of employers in supporting the teaching of maths. The research found that cultural contexts and negative attitudes all have an impact on the teaching of maths and learners’ maths development. Links to the reports are below.