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ERIC Number: EJ1002545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Reasoning in the Australian Curriculum: Understanding Its Meaning and Using the Relevant Language
Clarke, Doug M.; Clarke, David J.; Sullivan, Peter
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v17 n3 p28-32 2012
The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics encourages teachers to consider seriously the four proficiencies: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. In responding to the reasoning proficiency, many teachers may find that the language of the classroom may well change. In this article, we discuss the meaning given to the term reasoning within the AC:M and elsewhere, share an example of a classroom task with the potential to develop mathematical reasoning, consider the language involved in describing reasoning, and present some survey responses on teachers' current understanding and use of the relevant terms. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia