Pre-service teachers and numeracy in and beyond the classroom

Gilah C Leder, Helen Jara Forgasz, Natalie Kalkhoven, Vince Stephen Geiger

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Abstract

Data from a pilot study concerned with pre-service teachers perceptions of the numeracy demands on Australian teachers are reported. The sample comprised 211 students enrolled in pre-service teacher education courses at a large Australian university. While most recognised the importance of mathematics and its applications in everyday life, less than half considered there were mathematical demands on teachers beyond their teaching domain. NAPLAN-related information data was used to examine the group s ability to access, apply, and interpret the statistical information.
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
Pages349 - 356
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015: Mathematics education in the margins - Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
Conference number: 38th

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015
Abbreviated titleMERGA 38
CountryAustralia
CitySunshine Coast
Period28/06/152/07/15

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Leder, G. C., Forgasz, H. J., Kalkhoven, N., & Geiger, V. S. (2015). Pre-service teachers and numeracy in and beyond the classroom. In M. Marshman, V. Geiger, & A. Bennison (Eds.), Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38) (pp. 349 - 356). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.