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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 16 Jun 1988

Vol. 382 No. 3

Written Answers. - Teaching of Mathematics.


asked the Minister for Education if she has had any recent report on the standard of teaching mathematics in primary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

A report has be prepared by my Department's curriculum unit based on a survey of mathematical attainment in sixth standard conducted in 1984.

In general, the results show little change over the five year period since a similar survey conducted in 1979. While there were some significant gains in relation to a number of the objectives, these were counterbalanced by reductions in regard to others.

Arrangements are being made for the publication of the report and its issue to schools.