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Teacher guide ACTION: improved outcomes in numeracy

TLF ID S7041

This teacher resource describes strategies used to improve numeracy outcomes in 11 Catholic primary schools in Tasmania. The strategies include teacher professional development, building curriculum leadership and encouraging home-school partnerships. The results include increased teacher confidence and proficiency in mathematics, increased curriculum leadership expertise, improved student learning outcomes and greater parental engagement. The resource discusses the lessons learned from this ACTION (Accelerating Catholic Tasmanian Schools to Improve Outcomes in Numeracy) initiative and outlines relevant research findings as well as providing references and links to readings.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource may be useful in supporting the mathematics learning area. It describes strategies found to improve student numeracy outcomes on a range of measures, such as the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy tests. These strategies include improving teachers' mathematical confidence and increasing curriculum leadership expertise through teacher professional development.
  • This resource might assist teachers in addressing many aspects of the Numeracy general capability. It discusses recent research showing the link between student learning outcomes in mathematics and teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. It describes the Early Numeracy Research Project (ENRP) framework and provides a link to a paper about this framework. It also provides references to further readings relevant to early years and primary numeracy.
Year level

1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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