Count me out: task refusal in primary mathematics

Houssart, Jenny (2002). Count me out: task refusal in primary mathematics. Support for Learning, 17(2) pp. 75–79.



In this intriguing article Jenny Houssart does us all a favour with her examination of what children are supposed to be doing when they refuse to co-operate — surely a question many teachers have pondered. Although her study discusses this situation in relation to mathematics lessons, the conclusions reached have general relevance.

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