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A working understanding of numeracy in the secondary setting


Ferme, E, A working understanding of numeracy in the secondary setting, Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice - Proceedings of the 37th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, Aerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 223-230. ISBN 978-1-920846-27-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper reports on a recent qualitative case study that explored the numeracy understanding and practices of a secondary school teacher who did not have formal teaching qualifications in mathematics. Results of the study suggest that although teachers may be able to confidently articulate a definition of numeracy, their working understanding, application of numeracy concepts and propensity to facilitate student learning opportunities in numeracy are less certain.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:numeracy, teacher professional learning, secondary school, mathematics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Ferme, E (Ms Elizabeth Ferme)
ID Code:102045
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-07-23
Last Modified:2016-07-19

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