Launching confident numerate learners

Peter Wade, Ann Gervasoni, Catherine McQuade, Catherine Smith

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This paper explores how a secondary school in western Sydney used educational research as an impetus to change its mathematical education culture over a three year period. Key changes occurred in four areas: leadership; pedagogy; structures for teaching and learning; and mathematical environments. These included increased professional conversations, adoption of a numeracy lesson structure, regular use of manipulatives and open ended tasks and a structured intervention program for mathematically vulnerable students. Critical to the development of these changes were partnerships with a university academic and the CEDP system leadership team as well as school leadership participation in professional learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26 - 32
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Mathematics Teacher
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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