Comparing the Development of Australian and German 7-Year-Old and 8-Year-Old’s Counting and Whole Number Learning

Ann Gervasoni, Andrea Peter-Koop

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Abstract

This paper compares the counting and whole number knowledge and skills of primary school children in Australia and Germany at the end of Grade 1 and Grade 2. Children s learning was assessed using the Early Numeracy Interview and associated Growth Point Framework. The findings highlight substantial differences between the two groups that vary for the four whole number content domains that have been investigated. These variations are likely due to different curriculum emphases in the two countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics education in the margins
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38)
EditorsMargaret Marshman, Vince Geiger, Anne Bennison
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages261 - 268
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
Conference number: 38th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySunshine Coast
Period28/06/152/07/15
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