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.
|Title of host publication||Mathematics education in the margins|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38)|
|Editors||Margaret Marshman, Vince Geiger, Anne Bennison|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide SA Australia|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Pages||349 - 356|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015: Mathematics education in the margins - Sunshine Coast, Australia|
Duration: 28 Jun 2015 → 2 Jul 2015
Conference number: 38th
|Conference||Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2015|
|Abbreviated title||MERGA 38|
|Period||28/06/15 → 2/07/15|
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.