for Mathematics Curriculum for Grade 9-12, 2023
is not only for the public sector but the private sector (low resource)
can also benefit from it.
curriculum provides a strong base for all subjects like physics,
chemistry, biology, engineering and so on.
gives emphasis on figuring out how to tackle problems and allows critical
gives emphasis on the nature of math and connects it with real life
(historical concepts and connection with philosophy/arts)
- The proposed Mathematics curriculum promotes
activity-based learning.It emphasizes comprehension
rather than rote memorization.
mindset of teachers / teachers with less capacity to apply this curriculum
effectively in the classroom.
from teachers, they will say you are simplifying our curriculum excessively,
potentially diminishing its educational value.
stakeholders engagement like TCF/AKU/ Public Private Partnership
stakeholders i.e. O/A level school systems, IB schools, low resources
schools, other private schools, universities boards etc. may argue why we
didn't include them in the development process.
might not adopt that (political reasons /18th amendment)
propaganda / media campaigns
from parents, they will critique if they get the fake news from any school
franchises may feel the threat that the government is also introducing
advanced curriculum so who will take admissions in their elite school
to overcome lashback:
and proactive communication and media campaigns
such as in depth curriculum guidelines available on website for everyone
team: not only the curriculum developers but media people to defend
plan to support teachers in implementation of curriculum (online
model textbook development (suggestion)
points under consideration in developing curriculum documents:
From policy dialogues and IPCW on the ground the feedback has
● There is a lot of rote memorization in Mathematics which
needs to become more application based. Hence the point is to make critical
thinking the main focus of the curriculum and to take away the focus of the
curriculum on proving theorems.
is a need to make the curriculum more concise in
terms of there should be no repetition of SLOs, if there is then that needs to
be removed, recall is fine but the curriculum should not be content heavy just
for the sake of it.
The idea is also to ensure that the textbooks that are stemming
from it are good quality, that there are no blurry images and that the content
in the textbooks is correct, and accurate with regards to mathematical problems, and the images should be legible and visible, relating to
the questions at hand. There was also feedback that there should be no
incorrect questions given, and a thorough review of the textbooks should be
done by reviewers before they are published.
● There should also be a proper mapping of all the SLOs throughout
the academic session so that teachers are able to cover them well throughout
the year. There should not be rote memorization going on at the end (just
to finish the curriculum), which causes issues
in terms of critical thinking which we are trying to engender in our students.
There was also feedback from the ground that the Arts and Sciences
group of Mathematics should be combined,
there was also feedback from the provinces against this idea. So there was
a need for a comparative analysis to see what were the
major pros and cons in favor of this argument of combining these two curricula