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Join the club: Engaging parents in mathematics education


Muir, T, Join the club: Engaging parents in mathematics education, Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference, 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, pp. 531-539. ISBN 978-1-875900-71-8 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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While extensive reference in the literature can be found in regard to professional learning sessions and workshops for teachers of mathematics, relatively little has been reported about engaging parents in learning about mathematics and mathematics education. The importance of home school partnerships is readily acknowledged, with parents being arguably the most influential factor in their children&s educational success, yet many parents feel uninformed about current educational practices and how best to support their child&s learning. This paper reports on an initiative undertaken with the parents from a District High School whereby they joined a 求Maths club′ and attended information sessions designed to familiarise them with current mathematical practices and pedagogy. The results indicated that parents were appreciative of the opportunities provided to them and that they were supportive of contemporary mathematical practices.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:71747
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-08-04
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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