How does Shanghai do it?

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OECD education report: Shanghai’s formula is world-beating

Reads one headline in the Telegraph.  Obsession over Shanghai’s ‘formula’ was sparked by their, literally, outstanding PISA test results; coming top in maths, reading and science. Roughly normalised, the numbers look something like this:

1st             Shanghai           100

26th          UK                    80

65th          Peru                   60

Sample PISA maths questions can be found here.

Shanghai’s mathematics education is world-beating, according to PISA test scores

Katie Ashford recently did some reading on the topic, and put together this rather handy summary which I’ve personally found insightful.

So here’s how they do it in Shanghai, according to the: Report on International Maths Research Programme China 2014

 

(Thank you Katie…

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About Kris Boulton

Teach First 2011 maths teacher, focussed on curriculum design.
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