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ERIC Number: EJ936334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Identifying Cognitive Processes Important to Mathematics Learning but Often Overlooked
Turner, Ross
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v67 n2 p22-26 2011
In August 2010, ACER held its annual conference in Melbourne. The theme of the 2010 conference--"Teaching Mathematics? Make It Count"--was chosen to highlight that mathematics education is an area of high priority in Australia. In the author's own presentation to the conference, he outlined research into an area that he believes is very important to mathematics learning but often overlooked. He outlined a set of competencies that are fundamental to the development of "mathematical literacy," or a person's ability to apply their mathematical knowledge to practical situations. The competencies are communication, mathematising, representation, reasoning and argument, devising strategies, and using symbolic, formal and technical language and operations. These competencies can be thought of as a set of individual characteristics or qualities possessed to a greater or lesser extent by each person. (Contains 2 tables.)
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: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment