Is the National Numeracy Strategy Research-based?
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
Blackwell Publishers Ltd. and Standing Conference on Studies in Education, 1998
British Journal of Educational Studies
Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 362–385, December 1998
How to Cite
Brown, M., Askew, M., Baker, D., Denvir, H. and Millett, A. (1998), Is the National Numeracy Strategy Research-based?. British Journal of Educational Studies, 46: 362–385. doi: 10.1111/1467-8527.00090
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Cited By
- national numeracy strategy;
- research summary;
The British Government has recently agreed proposals for a National Numeracy Strategy which claims to be based on evidence concerning ‘hat works’. This article reviews the literature in each key area in which recommendations are made, and makes a judgement of whether the claim is justified. In some areas (e.g. calculators) the recommendations run counter to the evidence.