Teaching Number by Building on Students' Strengths: An Investigation in Remote Australian Schools

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Title Teaching Number by Building on Students' Strengths: An Investigation in Remote Australian Schools
Author Sullivan, Peter; Grootenboer, Peter John
Publication Title AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings
Editor Sarah Howard
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Deakin, ACT
Publisher AARE
Abstract It is widely accepted that teaching should build on what students already know and understand. In this study, 42 Aboriginal children in Grades 3 to 6 were posed a series of related questions on addition and subtraction. The question items were posed in a one-on-one interview situation both in the context of money and with just numbers. The data revealed an alignment between the students' capacity to work with money and to work with numbers. This implies that money may be a useful context for beginning the development of number understanding and fluency in remote Indigenous contexts.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.aare.edu.au/10pap/abs10.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the author.
ISBN 1324-9320
Conference name AARE International Education Research Conference 2010: Making a Difference
Location Melbourne
Date From 2010-11-28
Date To 2010-12-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37688
Date Accessioned 2011-01-27
Date Available 2011-04-21T07:12:41Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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