A critical overview of the current debate and topical thinking on international comparative investigations in mathematics education. The contributors are all major figures in international comparisons in mathematics. The book highlights strengths and weaknesses in various systems worldwide, allowing teachers, researchers and academics to compare and contrast different approaches. A significant contribution to the international debate on standards in mathematics.
'International Comparisons in Mathematical Education provides a sensible perspective on a complex problem, describing the work of TIMSS (the Institute of Economic Affairs' Third International Mathematics and Science Study).' - Times Educational Supplement