I’m going to throw up this:

It’s (for those who don’t know) the Assessment Objectives for the main mathematical qualification 16-19 year olds take (or at least one exam board’s take on it). Which of these do we think are the most important? Which prepare students best for using mathematics outside the classroom, and which prepares students best for university. Which promote rote learning and which promote depth of understanding.

Compare this to the possible weightings on the assessment units:

Or even over two years:

Or the possible selection candidates/institutions can make for a variant curriculum:

More thoughts on this might follow, but for now – where does application sit with you as Mathematics teachers?

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