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Kennedy, Tierney – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This article reports on the effectiveness of an intervention using conceptual change approaches within challenging tasks, on the mathematics gains for low-performing year 3-6 students in in six primary schools. Quantitative data from PAT-Maths testing for each year showed a consistently large effect size of 0.7 compared to expected gain data from…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Intervention
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Watt, Helen M. G.; Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary – School Psychology International, 2017
The Best Practice in Mathematics Education project was funded by the Australian Office of the Chief Scientist, to examine promotion of students' learning, engagement and aspirations in this core learning domain. We draw upon cross-sectional survey data from 551 students in grades three to nine to examine how students' mathematics engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
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Usher, Wayne; Keegan, Richard; Edwards, Allan – Cogent Education, 2016
Australian youth (5-17) are exhibiting the most alarming statistics surrounding poor physical activity (PA) levels and increasing correlating chronic disease trends (i.e. obesity). With schools well positioned to address such concerns, this study aimed to determine the type, frequency and intensity levels of PA being undertaken by children during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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Barton, Georgina; Baguley, Margaret – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Literate practice in the arts encompasses both aesthetics and creativity. It is also multimodal in nature and often collaborative. This article presents data collected from a small multi-age school, with children from Prep to Year 7, during their preparation for an end-of-year show. The children had studied the topics of conservation and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Learning Modalities, Mentors
Bao, Lei; Stephens, Max – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
A modified form of Lesson Study was used to deliver several lessons over two weeks to develop students' relational thinking and to improve teachers' knowledge of this thinking. Fifteen students in a multi-grade 4, 5 & 6 classroom were surveyed and interviewed using true/false sentence and open number problems involving one unknown number…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Rogers, Angela – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
Upper primary school students' difficulties with decimal place value are widely recognised due largely to the availability of assessment tools that accurately identify students' misconceptions in this domain. Yet, many students' decimal difficulties seem to stem from a lack of understanding of whole number place value for which there are few, if…
Descriptors: Numbers, Number Concepts, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Bobis, Janette – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2011
With deliberate system-level reform now being acted upon around the world, both successful and unsuccessful cases provide a rich source of knowledge from which we can learn to improve large-scale reform. Research surrounding the effectiveness of a theory-based system-wide numeracy reform operating in primary schools across Australia is examined to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Numeracy, Measures (Individuals), Program Implementation