Overview

Numeracy is an important component of the Australian school curriculum – in all subjects, not only mathematics. Leaving school with poor numeracy has devastating social and economic consequences for young people, especially those from already disadvantaged backgrounds. This project will use a rich model of numeracy to:

  1. identify the numeracy demands of all subjects in the new Australian Curriculum and;
  2. develop and refine teaching practices with a view to improving student performance on both standardized numeracy tests and more realistic, contextualised tasks.

The outcomes will generate new theoretical and practical insights into effective numeracy education across the school curriculum.

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (Discovery), $210,000
  • ACU, $161,654

Duration

2012-2014


Published

November 18, 2016

Chief Investigator/s

Professor Vince Geiger

Research Status

Completed

Research Partners

Prof Shelley Dole (UQ)

Prof Helen Forgasz (Monash University)

 

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