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Magic maths moments: the power of dynamic and effective numeracy classrooms

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Skalicky, JL, Mitchell, J and Boucher, J 2007 , 'Magic maths moments: the power of dynamic and effective numeracy classrooms', paper presented at the Mathematics: essential for learning, essential for life, 6-9 July, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Abstract

Encouraging students to think mathematically using open-ended questioning, investigation, reflection, and feedback is a key feature of effective numeracy classrooms. This paper describes how open-ended tasks are being used to build students’ mathematical knowledge and skills alongside their abilities to inquire and think reflectively. In Tasmania, curriculum reform that values the development of higher-order capacities and the connection of knowledge and skills across the curriculum has enabled two teachers to work in a way that matches their own pedagogical beliefs and practices with respect to planning, teaching, and assessment for student learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Skalicky, JL and Mitchell, J and Boucher, J
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