The Future of Mathematics Teaching in Scotland

Tom Macintyre

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


There have been many changes in Scottish education over the last ten years that have had a significant impact on practice in teaching. The Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC1) has been aware of the serious concerns felt by the community it represents. These include issues affecting recruitment as well as the support, leadership and direction of mathematics in Scottish schools. In order to gather factual information about current concerns in the profession, from the perspective of practitioners, the SMC devised a questionnaire and sent it to all Principal Teachers of Mathematics in Scotland. The findings from this survey were reported in the SMC Journal 34. One of the issues was subsequently highlighted in The Herald through its front-page coverage under the headline of “Teachers ring alarm bells over maths shortages” (11 May 2005). This pamphlet seeks to draw attention to the other issues raised by the profession, by making a summary of the survey responses available to a wider audience.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Mathematical Conuncil
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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