Wilfred Cockcroft

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Sir Wilfred Cockcroft (7 June 1923 – 1999) was an eminent mathematics educator from the University of Hull.

In 1978 he was commissioned by the then Labour government to chair a comprehensive inquiry into the teaching of mathematics in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. The committee of inquiry produced its report in 1982, published as Mathematics Counts but widely known as "the Cockcroft report".

Cockcroft was knighted in 1983, and in May 1984 was awarded an honorary degree from the Open University as Doctor of the University.[citation needed]

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