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Teacher guide Numeracy improvement at Wallaroo Mines Primary School

TLF ID S7046

This teacher resource describes strategies used in a whole-school initiative to improve numeracy outcomes in Wallaroo Mines Primary School, South Australia. The school used a coaching strategy - along with the Big Ideas in Number strategy (Siemon 2006). The strategies included diagnostic tools, teacher professional learning, digital technologies, family mathematics mornings and intervention support consisting of individualised lessons. The outcomes included improved National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy results. The resource discusses the lessons learned and provides references and links to relevant readings.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource may be useful in supporting the mathematics learning area. It describes strategies found to improve student numeracy outcomes on a range of measures including the NAPLAN numeracy tests. The strategies include use of digital devices with educational applications, individualised curriculum and teacher professional development.
  • This resource might assist teachers in addressing many aspects of the Numeracy general capability. It discusses the effectiveness of digital learning tools in engaging students and improving learning outcomes. It also provides references and links to further readings relevant to early years and primary numeracy.
Year level

1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
  • Mathematics/Statistics and probability

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    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2014-04-04
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2014-04-04
    • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
    • Organisation: Commonwealth of Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au
    Metadata contributors
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    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
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    • Teacher guide
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    • © 2014 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated. This material is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) unless otherwise indicated. You may distribute, remix and build upon this material, provided that you include the acknowledgement '© Commonwealth of Australia 2014' and license under the same terms any new creations you have based on the material.