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Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
Profiling high numeracy achievement is the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services component of the Australian Government funded Strategic Numeracy Research and Development Initiative. This article presents the Profiling High Numeracy Achievement Project Team report on the South Australian Department of Education and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Teacher Effectiveness, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Pupils progress through a relatively small number of key stages called growth points in numeracy learning. Identifies growth points in developing numeracy and suggests that better support can be offered to children when teachers are aware of the growth points. (ASK)
Descriptors: Division, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Callingham, Rosemary – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Explains how rubrics can be used to assess children's understanding of chance and data concepts. Encounters unexpected results besides assessing chance and data outcomes. (ASK)
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Smith, Tracey – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
All teachers face the dilemma of trying to cater to the range of abilities of the children in their classes. Explains one teacher's attempt to accomplish this. (ASK)
Descriptors: Ability, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Methods
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Leach, Sue; Bowling, Jenny – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Describes a project that addressed how teachers can help second language learners with the difficulties of written mathematical situations. Concludes that retrieving and transforming what students know about mathematics into their own words, and their own words into mathematical language, is a crucial part of mathematics learning. (ASK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Content Area Writing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Mitchelmore, Michael – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Considers teaching strategies to help children overcome misconceptions and difficulties with the mathematical concept of angles. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Mathematics Activities
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Becker, Colin – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Reports on rich mathematical activities that integrate different mathematics strands and learning. Describes how to introduce the task and the classroom setting, set up the task, and continue the investigation. Presents student work samples. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Investigations, Mathematics Activities
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Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Presents two activities on addition, one for classifying and one for symmetry. (ASK)
Descriptors: Addition, Classification, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Wiest, Lynda; Quinn, Robert – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Describes an activity on probability to serve mathematics and science objectives while including the use of art in a game. (ASK)
Descriptors: Art, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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O'Doherty, Cassandra – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Demonstrates how play can be the catalyst to undertake mathematics. Presents 15 activities on different mathematical subjects such as geometry. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Vale, Colleen – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 1999
Computation activities focusing on speed and accuracy do not provide children with the opportunity to learn or develop their own mental computation strategies. Sets out some goals and ideas for teaching mental computation and introduces a card game for helping children compute mentally. (ASK)
Descriptors: Computation, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Gervasoni, Ann – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 1999
Provides opportunities for children to develop visual images of the number situations they are exploring in order to develop powerful number sense. Illustrates two visual teaching aids to help young children develop number images. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction