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ERIC Number: EJ793945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Numeracy: Families Working It out Together--The Opportunities Are Everywhere
Morony, Will
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v9 n4 p21-23 2004
There is ample evidence that positive involvement of families in children's learning can be a major contribution. Where to start is often a challenge, however, especially in the numeracy area. As part of the Australian Government's "Numeracy Research and Development Initiative" a team led by Beth Powell in Western Australia has developed a poster and three brochures aimed at promoting the importance of numeracy to parents. The brochures also provide some welcome starting points to help families be part of their child's numeracy development. There are brochures for different age groups: the early years, the middle, and later years of primary school. They can be used in a variety of ways by teachers and schools, for example in family mathematics programs. The team also produced a fridge list of examples for each age group. These are designed to be simple reminders that can be stuck on one of the most used appliances in the home. The samples shown in this article give some idea of what the materials are like--they are also able to be printed in full colour. Sample copies have been distributed to every primary school in Australia.
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: Primary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia