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ERIC Number: EJ793984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
How Does Measurement Apply to Pigeons?
Skalicky, Jane
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v12 n3 p23-29 2007
This article tells the story of one student who chooses her personal interest in pigeons and their lifestyle to demonstrate her understanding of measurement concepts. The student's work is used to consider the possibilities for assessment afforded by tasks designed within reform-based curricula. Anita (pseudonym) was a Grade 6 student who was part of a research project investigating how classroom teachers are positioning numeracy in an emerging values-based curriculum setting and how this positioning influences student experiences of numeracy and their development of mathematical understanding. The motivation for the larger project is the reform-based curriculum in Tasmania, centred around five Essential Learnings: Thinking, Communicating, Personal Futures, Social Responsibility, and World Futures (Department of Education, Tasmania [DoE], 2002), and encouraging transdisciplinary activities. Other Australian states and territories are also re-conceptualising curricula in terms of similar over-riding big ideas. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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