TLF ID S7090
This is a teacher resource describing an initiative to build the mathematics content knowledge and pedagogies of teachers to improve numeracy learning outcomes for Aboriginal students in four primary schools. It describes the method used including the development of teachers' content knowledge of number through the Big Ideas in Number program (Siemon 2006) and use of the Accelerated Literacy (AL) approach (Gray 2007) to develop students' numeracy language and mathematical thinking. The resource describes the results including improved student learning outcomes in numeracy most noticeable in Foundation to year 2 students. The resource also discusses the lessons learned, the next steps and the research underpinning the program and provides references to relevant readings.