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ERIC Number: ED573391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Predictive Validity of Numeracy Entry Requirements for University: Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge and Attitudes
Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Bicknell, Brenda; Mills, Judith
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)
This paper presents the findings of a study that assessed the numeracy competency of more than 200 students enrolled in pre-service primary teacher education. The Mathematics Thinking and Reasoning assessment consisted of 10 tasks that included 2-digit computations and proportional reasoning. Students rated their attitudes towards mathematics at primary and secondary school, and currently. Analysis of the data showed that university admission status was not related to students' scores on the assessment tasks. The correlation between meeting the University Entrance Numeracy Requirements and the total correct was very modest. The implications of these findings for ITE providers are presented.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand