Category: mathematics

Today’s the day

Today’s the day

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsThe latest results from PISA are released today. Before you look to see how well yo ...
Looking forward to PISA

Looking forward to PISA

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsTomorrow, the OECD will publish the 2015 PISA results. The world’s premier global m ...
New insights on teaching strategies

New insights on teaching strategies

by Pablo Fraser Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsEducation’s purpose is to prepare children for a fast-moving, ever-changing world. Teachi ...
What can maths teachers learn from PISA?

What can maths teachers learn from PISA?

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsWhen we think back on schools in the 20th century, we imagine rows of students ...
Complex mathematics isn’t for everyone (but maybe it should be)

Complex mathematics isn’t for everyone (but maybe it should be)

by Marilyn AchironEditor, Directorate for Education and SkillsPut a complicated algebraic equation or geometry problem in front of a 15-year-old stude ...
Understanding how the brain processes maths learning

Understanding how the brain processes maths learning

by Francesca GottschalkConsultant, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECDNumbers are universal and constantly confronting us in daily life. In fac ...
Making all students count

Making all students count

by Chiara Monticone Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsMario Piacentini Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsFilms about mathematici ...
No gain without (some) pain

No gain without (some) pain

by Bonaventura Francesco PacileoStatistician, Directorate for Education and SkillsWhen Tim Duncan, captain of the the US National Basketball Associati ...
How much time is spent on maths and science in primary education?

How much time is spent on maths and science in primary education?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Division, Directorate for Education and SkillsCompulsory instruction time per subject in primary ...
What students don’t want to be when they grow up

What students don’t want to be when they grow up

by Marilyn AchironEditor, Education and Skills DirectorateWho wants to be a teacher? As this month’s PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teachi ...