Teacher guide The Hume Region Numeracy Strategy at Seymour College

TLF ID S7047

This teacher resource describes strategies used to improve number fluency for Foundation to year 6 students at Seymour College, Victoria, using an approach based on the Hume Region Numeracy Strategy 2008-09. The strategies include collecting data using the Hume Numeracy Assessment Tool along with individual interviews, developing an individualised curriculum and providing scaffolding in the form of number fluency activities using manipulatives. The resource describes the improvement in assessment results, discusses the lessons learned and provides advice for other schools. It also includes references to relevant readings.



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Educational value
  • This resource may be useful in supporting the mathematics learning area. It describes strategies found to improve student numeracy outcomes, including use of an assessment tool and interviews to determine students' pre-existing number understandings. It also describes strategies for counting, numeration, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and the development of an individualised curriculum.
  • This resource might assist teachers in addressing many aspects of the Numeracy general capability. It describes the development of an individualised curriculum based on sets of hands-on activities that support number fluency and can be modified to support each student's developmental pathway. The resource also provides references to further readings relevant to early years and primary numeracy.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6

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

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    • 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
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    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
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