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Teacher guide Changing the culture: a numeracy tutorial program

TLF ID S7044

This teacher resource describes strategies used to improve numeracy outcomes for Foundation to year 6 students at Carey Baptist College, Perth. The strategies include a numeracy assessment tool developed by a maths curriculum coordinator to identify students who needed to improve their understanding of measurement and number. Other strategies include establishing a numeracy implementation planning cycle, implementing a withdrawal numeracy tutorial program and teacher professional learning. The resource describes an outcome of improved average class mathematics results. It discusses the lessons learned and provides references and links to relevant readings.

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Educational value
  • This resource may be useful in supporting the mathematics learning area. It describes strategies found to improve student outcomes in measurement and number on a range of measures such as the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy tests. These strategies include use of a numeracy assessment tool to identify student misconceptions in mathematics, a withdrawal numeracy tutorial program and teacher professional learning.
  • This resource might assist teachers in addressing many aspects of the Numeracy general capability. It describes the numeracy implementation planning cycle for strategic conceptual development to guide students to rebuild underlying mathematical concepts. It also provides references to further readings relevant to early years and primary numeracy.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6

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