Inclusive Practices in the Teaching of Mathematics: Supporting the Work of effective primary teachers

Barbara Anne Clarke, Rhonda Faragher

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    Abstract

    The practices of effective primary school teachers including students with Down syndrome in their mathematics classes are largely unexplored and many teachers feel unprepared to teach students with intellectual disabilities. A study with cohorts in Victoria and the ACT is underway and here we report a subset of findings concerning the support teachers claim to require. There was an identified need for mathematics specific resources and strategies but a strong endorsement of inclusion as an appropriate practice in primary mathematics.
    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
    Pages173 - 180
    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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CitySunshine Coast
    Period28/06/152/07/15
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