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ERIC Number: ED573240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Auditing the Numeracy Demands of the Australian Curriculum
Goos, Merrilyn; Dole, Shelley; Geiger, Vince
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
Numeracy is a general capability to be developed in all learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. We evaluated the numeracy demands of the F-10 curriculum, using a model of numeracy that incorporates mathematical knowledge, dispositions, tools, contexts, and a critical orientation to the use of mathematics. Findings of the history curriculum audit, presented in this paper, highlight the distinction between the numeracy demands and opportunities of the curriculum, and uncover mismatches between claims made about numeracy in the curriculum materials.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Research Council
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia