
05759890
j
2010d.00267
Sullivan, Peter
Youdale, Rebecca
Jorgensen, Robyn
Knowing where you are going helps you know how to get there.
Aust. Prim. Math. Classr. 14, No. 4, 410 (2009).
2009
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
EN
D42
C72
indigenous populations
teaching methods
mathematics achievement
mathematics skills
elementary school mathematics
educational games
cognitive processes
http://www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entirecatalogue/AustralianPrimaryMathematicsClassroom
Summary: This article illustrates a teaching exploration at an Indigenous Community School in the Kimberley region of Western Australia that sought to use a specific way of thinking about particular content domain, subtraction, to develop focused, mathematicallyrich learning experiences. First, the authors explain the importance of having clear mathematical goals (knowing where you are going), and then they describe some illustrative activities (how to get there) that were used over the four 90minute lessons. They also present data that indicate that there was positive student achievement as a result of the experience. (Contains 2 figures.) (ERIC)