id: 06079443
dt: j
an: 2012e.00342
au: Cooper, Cath; Dole, Shelley; Geiger, Vince; Goos, Merrilyn
ti: Numeracy in society and environment.
so: Aust. Math. Teach. 68, No. 1, 16-20 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: D30
ut: numeracy; mathematics skills; educational opportunities; teaching methods;
child development
ci:
li: http://www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Australian-Mathematics-Teacher
ab: Summary: This article describes a project that focuses on how a society and
environment unit could develop required numeracy. This is more of an
integrated unit organised around a theme rather than a society and
environment unit that required specific aspects of numeracy. Suggested
data sources for examining students numeracy development included (1) a
timeline; (2) a reflective piece of writing that demonstrated
studentsâ€™ understanding of large numbers, developed through
considering the number of people who died in the war (data collected
from the War Memorial excursion); and (3) a trip planner that contained
details of how to go back to either a war site or place of origin (or
similar). The numeracy model has enabled a teacher to see connections
between the elements that comprise numeracy, and she can see how to
embed numeracy in her teaching practice in a meaningful way. As a
result of participating in this project, the teacher has come to
realise that numeracy involves more than mathematical knowledge and
skills. She now appreciates the role of contexts in providing
opportunities for students to develop and use mathematics skills and
knowledge for a purpose. (ERIC)
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