[This] is not a textbook nor is it a book to be read from cover to cover.... [It] gives an outstandingly thorough analysis of what is taught [especially] at Key Stage 3, and why, and how ... mathematics [can be] presented so that pupils ... become more confident about the subject with all the [consequent] benefits. ... I hope that this ... book ... will be read by many teachers of ... mathematics and that it is also used as a stimulus for discussion in school mathematics departments.
Professor of Mathematics Education
This book offers a very thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis of the current English curriculum specification. In so doing, it offers deep insights into the nature of mathematics teaching and learning. It should be part of every mathematics teacher's toolkit, both in the UK and beyond, as well as that of researchers, teacher educators and policy makers.
Mathematics in School, 2020.