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ERIC Number: EJ978134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Tools of the Trade
Arnold, Kathy
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v17 n2 p10-15 2012
This article outlines the author's efforts to build her knowledge of students' understandings of mathematics whilst catering for different abilities within a Year 1 classroom, using the freely available "Assessment for Common Misunderstandings tools." "The Assessment for Common Misunderstandings" materials have been "designed to assist teachers identify student learning needs in relation to a small set of big ideas in Number without which students' progress in mathematics is likely to be seriously impacted." The tools provide diagnostic tasks that assess these big ideas from Prep to Year 10, "Victorian Essential Learning Standards" levels one to six inclusive. All of the tasks are short, quick and easy to administer. As with any tool, the author explains, it is how one uses the tool that makes the difference. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia