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Looking for Attributes of Powerful Teaching for Numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 Classrooms


Beswick, K and Swabey, KJ and Andrew, RG, Looking for Attributes of Powerful Teaching for Numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 Classrooms, Mathematics Education Research Journal, 20, (1) pp. 3-31. ISSN 1033-2170 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/BF03217467


This paper reports on the development and use of a classroom observation reflection tool designed to measure the extent to which pedagogies acknowledged in the literature as contributing to effective teaching of mathematics for numeracy are present in classrooms. The observation schedule was used in conjunction with a record of classroom activity to examine numeracy pedagogies in a sample of Tasmanian classrooms from Kindergarten to Year 7. Low levels of intellectual challenge in highly socially supportive classrooms were typical.

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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:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Swabey, KJ (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Andrew, RG (Mr Robert Andrew)
ID Code:54141
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-02-11
Last Modified:2010-05-04
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