The progress of grade 1 students who participated in an extending mathematical understanding intervention program

Ann Gervasoni, Linda Parish, Teresa Hadden, Carole Livesey, Kate Bevan, Melissa Croswell, Kathie Turkenburg

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Abstract

The Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) Program is a specialised mathematics program that aims to accelerate the learning of Grade 1 students who struggle with learning school mathematics. Forty-two students participated in an EMU Program in 2010 as part of the Bridging the Numeracy Gap (BTNG) project. Analysis of students mathematics knowledge at the beginning of the EMU Program highlighted how diverse was this group of students. The students mathematics knowledge was assessed again at the beginning of the following year in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the program for accelerating learning. Overall the students made very good progress and their learning was maintained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education: Expanding Horizons (Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
EditorsJaguthsing Dindyal, Lu Pien Cheng, Swee Fong Ng
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages306 - 313
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789810725273
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2012 - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 35th
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Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2012
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period2/07/126/07/12
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