Numeracy and Australian teachers

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    Abstract

    Australian teachers, recruited via Facebook, completed an online survey about aspects of numeracy. The survey was designed to explore views on numeracy and capacity to respond to numeracy tasks. In this paper, we focus primarily on responses to two numeracy tasks – one numerical, the other requiring critical evaluation. On the first item, 40% answered correctly; on the second, 60% performed at a level expected of people aged 17 or older. The provocative findings warrant further research with a larger sample.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
    Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages236-243
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781920846299
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
    Conference number: 39th
    https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
    Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period3/07/167/07/16
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