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ERIC Number: EJ885814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Young Australian Indigenous Students: Engagement with Mathematics in the Early Years
Warren, Elizabeth; deVries, Eva
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v15 n1 p4-9 2010
In 2008, the authors worked with a range of schools to trial ideas that assisted young Indigenous students to engage with mathematics as they enter the school environment. This article highlights some key pedagogical strategies that assisted classroom teachers to improve Indigenous students' understanding of mathematics, particularly in the area of numbers. The paper is organised under three main sections, namely, communicating mathematics, representing mathematics, and early numbers. Each section begins with a brief summary of the research that underpinned the project, followed by examples of learning activities used in the projects, and finally a discussion of students' responses. (Contains 7 figures.)
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: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia