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 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2005
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period1/01/05 → …

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Forgasz, H. J., & Leder, G. C. (2016). Numeracy and Australian teachers. In B. White, M. Chinnappan, & S. Trenholm (Eds.), Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 236-243). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. http://www.cvent.com/events/opening-up-mathematics-education-research/event-summary-562ffea15e0641f1a66dddb57136c517.aspx