Sullivan, P., Clarke, D., Clarke, D. & Roche, A. (2013). Teachers' decisions about mathematics tasks when planning. 2V. Steinle, L. Ball, C. Bardini. Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 626-633. Melbourne, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
At some stage when planning, teachers make decisions about the mathematics tasks they will pose and how they will structure lessons. It seems, though, that these decisions are complex, and that this complexity has been underestimated by curriculum developers and teacher educators. The following is a report of data collection that simulated some of these planning decisions. The results suggest that teachers may need support in matching tasks to curriculum content statements, in articulating the purposes of tasks, and in considering how tasks might be used to address differences in student readiness.
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