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ERIC Number: EJ793947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Researching Numeracy Teaching Approaches in Primary Schools
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v9 n4 p27-29 2004
The "Researching numeracy" project aimed to identify effective classroom teaching approaches in mathematics for students in the early years (Prep-Year 4) and the middle years (Years 5 and 6) in a range of Victorian schools. The action research component of the project involved the research team working with teachers from sixteen research schools as they enacted their action plans and helped identify and describe a range of numeracy teaching approaches. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed numeracy teaching approaches, sample based, student interview data were collected at the beginning and end of the project from both the research schools and a matched set of reference schools. A major outcome of the project is the identification, description and elaboration of twelve scaffolding practices that contribute to improved student learning outcomes in a range of Victorian primary school settings, including a special school. This article provides a brief description of each scaffolding practices.
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: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia