chapter  8
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The Wider Curriculum

InChapter3,SueSandersdiscussedhowone'spersonalphilosophyof mathematicsteachinginfluencesone'spractice.Wewouldalsoliketobegin withsomethoughtsaboutwhyweteachandwhyweattachgreatimportance towidercurriculumissues.TheopeningwordsoftheCockcroftReport(1982) are:

Therecanbenodoubtthatthereisgeneralagreementthateverychild shouldstudymathematicsatschool;indeedthestudyofmathematics, togetherwiththatofEnglish,isregardedbymostpeopleasbeing essential.