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 - 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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