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ERIC Number: EJ898704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Using the "Counting On" Mathematics Strategies: An Action Research Case Study
Mead, Katie; Maxwell, Tom W.
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v15 n3 p10-15 2010
Action research (AR) is defined by Macintyre to be: "an investigation, where, as a result of rigorous self-appraisal of current practice, the researcher focuses on a problem,or a topic or an issue which needs to be explained, and on the basis of information, plans, implements, then evaluates an action then draws conclusions on the basis of the findings." AR is a "form of practical action that teachers undertake as part of, not separate from, their professional work." This article is an account of an AR project that demonstrates how AR research can be undertaken as part of everyday teaching practice. The authors describe the project called "Counting On" that was designed to improve the place value, multiplication, and division skills of a group of students. (Contains 4 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: office@aamt.edu.au; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A