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Goos, Merrilyn – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
In this article, the author presents findings from a national project coordinated by the University of Queensland. The project was designed to explore the links between home, school, and community that supported children's numeracy development. Two of the aims of this project were to: (a) critically review recent Australian and international…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
Marshall, Linda; Swan, Paul – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2010
Recent research has confirmed that parental involvement in education is positively associated with student achievement, yet further efforts are needed to measure the effects of such programs systematically so as to inform the development of improved methods. Having parents help their children with mathematics can be problematic. Teachers may not…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Workshops, Parent School Relationship, Mathematics Instruction
Morony, Will – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
There is ample evidence that positive involvement of families in children's learning can be a major contribution. Where to start is often a challenge, however, especially in the numeracy area. As part of the Australian Government's "Numeracy Research and Development Initiative" a team led by Beth Powell in Western Australia has developed…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Age, Numeracy, Foreign Countries