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At home with numeracy: empowering parents to be active participants in their child's numeracy development

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Muir, T, At home with numeracy: empowering parents to be active participants in their child's numeracy development, Crossing Divides: MERGA 32 Conference Proceedings, 5-9 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 395-402. ISBN 978-1-920846-22-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This paper reports on the nature and results of a pilot study conducted with the parents of a Grade 1/2 class. The study investigated the mathematical perceptions of a selected number of parents and used an intervention program designed to encourage them to engage in numeracy activities with their child. Preliminary results indicated that the parents were keen to support contemporary classroom practices and were able to describe and evaluate their children’s mathematical understandings. The findings add to the limited research available on the role that parents can play in their child’s numeracy development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:numeracy development, mathematical perceptions, intervention, parents,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner Development
Author:Muir, T (Dr Tracey Muir)
ID Code:61673
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-04
Last Modified:2013-01-21
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