Bridging the Numeracy Gap for students in low SES communities: the power of a whole school approach

Ann Gervasoni, Linda Parish, Cait Upton, Teresa Hadden, Kathie Turkenburg, Kate Bevan, Carole Livesey, Deirdre Thompson, Melissa Croswell, Julie Southwell

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Abstract

This paper explores the impact of the Bridging the Numeracy Gap Project on the wholenumber learning of Prep and Grade 1 students living in a low SES community. The findings suggest that an approach that includes a specialist mathematics teacher who provides specialised programs for mathematically vulnerable students, and who works in partnership with classroom teachers to design individual learning plans, and classroom mathematics programs that cater for the diverse range of students learning needs, has a positive effect on mathematics learning and instruction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShaping the future of mathematics education: Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsLen Sparrow, Barry Kissane, Chris Hurst
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages202 - 209
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846251
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2010 - Fremantle, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20107 Jul 2010
Conference number: 33rd
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2010_MERGA_CP.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2010
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2010
CountryAustralia
CityFremantle
Period3/07/107/07/10
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