INTEGRATING ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION, AND PLACE VALUE

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When children first learn about addition and subtraction, it is informal. They focus their learning on the meaning of the concept. Adding means ‘joining groups together’ and subtraction means ‘taking away from a group’.When adding, children will select 2 or more number cards, make the groups counting by ones, join…

HISTORY OF OUR AMAZING NUMBER SYSTEM

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When people began needing to count items, they used sticks or stones with one-to-one correspondence. For example, they would collect 1 stick for every sheep in their flock. When they wanted to see if they still had all of their sheep, they would ‘count’, matching one stick for one sheep.…

PLACE VALUE RESEARCH

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COUNTING AND GROUPINGMathematics in the Early Grades: Counting & CardinalityEducation Development Center, Inc research on early numeracy and counting. One-to-One Correspondence: Foundation LevelVictorian Department of Education Learning and Teaching Resources on early counting concepts.Difficulties Children Face When Learning to CountAnn Gervasoni from Australian Catholic University's research finding several common difficulties and issues…

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TOWN AND A LEARNING PLACE A TEACHING PLACE?

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TOWN is a NSW whole-class intervention initiative which focuses on improving numeracy skills of students in the upper primary years identified as not performing at expected stage level. A Learning Place A Teaching Place provides whole class resources focused on develop relational understanding of maths concepts, including in students in…

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TEN AND A LEARNING PLACE A TEACHING PLACE?

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TEN is a NSW intervention program designed to provide support for students experiencing substantial difficulty in learning numeracy in the early years. A Learning Place A Teaching Place is a K-6 Mathematics Resource to provide relational understanding and metalanguage for all students, including those experiencing substantial difficulty in learning numeracy in the…

HOW DO ALPATP CONCEPT LEVELS FIT IN WITH THE NSW NUMERACY CONTINUUM?

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Both the NSW Numeracy Continuum (also known as PLAN DATA) and the Concept Sequences at A Learning Place A Teaching Place are based on Learning Research.On the NSW Numeracy Continuum, Aspects 1 and 2 ( are both based on Learning Research from 1996. The remaining Aspects are based on Learning…

FRACTIONS RESEARCH

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Five interrelated sub-constructs of fractions - part-whole, ratio, operator, quotient, measure Charalambos Y. Charalambous and Demetra Pitta-Pantazi;  Doug Clarke, Anne Roche & Annie Mitchell; Annie MitchellMultiplicative relationships between fractions Dianne SiemonsTeaching the concept of unit in measurement interpretation of rational number - number lines H. Bahadir Yanik, Brandon Helding and…

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION (USING PLACE VALUE) RESEARCH

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Janette Bobis, University of SydneyMental computation is now receiving greater emphasis in the curriculum and in classrooms across the world than ever before. Janette Bobis' research demonstrates the importance of the empty number line. Empty Number Line, The empty number line_ Making children's thinking visibleThe National Numeracy Review, commissioned by the Australian…

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IS A CHANGE PROCESS

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Professional Learning and Development involves change. Any change can involve concern. The Concerns-Based Adoption Model of Change (CBAM) explains the concerns that individuals may have at each level of change. Not everyone experiences concern at every level of the change process. The change process starts at the bottom.The first 3 levels of the…

ASSESSMENT OF, FOR, AND AS LEARNING

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Dylan Wiliam, Embedded Formative Assessment, highlights the importance of formative assessment as a tool to improve teacher practice and ultimately improve student learning. Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and criteria for success. When students understand the learning intentions and what success looks like in the activity they are engaged in.Dylan Wiliam…

FUTURE-FOCUSED LEARNING

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The term ‘21st century learning’ is the label to describe what needs to be implemented differently in schools to prepare students for successful life in the knowledge age.21st century skills and competencies are the focus on researches, academics and education systems world-wide, including:AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUMLiteracyNumeracyICT capabilityCritical and creative thinkingPersonal and social capabilityIntercultural…

RELATIONAL OR INSTRUMENTAL LEARNING?

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Richard R Skemp believed that children could learn intelligently from a young age. He defined two ways of teaching and learning which he called Instrumental Understanding and Relational Understanding. The paper by Skemp explains this much better than we can, but to summarise:Instrumental understanding means a child knows a rule…
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