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Summing Up: Australian Numeracy Performances, Practices, Programs and Possibilities

Numeracy is a word that is widely used and, paradoxically, has no clear, generally accepted definition. Summing Up : Australian Numeracy Performances, Practices, Programs and Possibilities traces the history of the concept of numeracy and explores its place in current educational settings.

Summing Up, presents an up-to-the-minute review of numeracy research and practices, with a particular focus on Australian work. The results of large-scale assessment studies and major numeracy initiatives are described, and research into effective numeracy practices is summarised. An extensive bibliography is provided for those interested in exploring numeracy research and practice in more detail. Summing Up is designed for teachers and administrators and includes suggestions for improving numeracy teaching and learning based on effective strategies.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Report
ISBN: 0864313950
EISBN: 0585499578
Publication Year: 2001
Subject Covered: Mathematics ; Education (Theory & practice)