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Numeracy at home: Involving parents in mathematics education


Muir, T, Numeracy at home: Involving parents in mathematics education, International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, (25 January 2012) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1473-0111 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Parental involvement in the form of 'at-home' interest and support has a major influence on pupils' educational outcomes and attitudes. Many parents, however, feel uninformed about current educational practices and how they can be more involved with their child‟s learning. A number of initiatives have been implemented internationally to encourage home-school links, but the documentation of these initiatives, particularly in the area of mathematics education is limited. This article provides some examples of mathematics education projects, initiatives and interventions as documented in the literature, as a context for discussing in detail two initiatives undertaken with the parents of two Australian schools. The projects point to parents as being important advocates in promoting mathematical reform and contemporary practice, with the article in general adding to the limited documentation available on the nature of such projects that cater for the needs of parents.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
ID Code:77452
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-04-17
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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