Goos, M., Dole, S. & Geiger, V. (2012). Auditing the numeracy demands of the Australian curriculum. J. Dindyal, L. P. Cheng, S. F. Ng. Mathematics education: Expanding horizons 314-321. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
Numeracy is a general capability to be developed in all learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. We evaluated the numeracy demands of the F-10 curriculum, using a model of numeracy that incorporates mathematical knowledge, dispositions, tools, contexts, and a critical orientation to the use of mathematics. Findings of the history curriculum audit, presented in this paper, highlight the distinction between the numeracy demands and opportunities of the curriculum, and uncover mismatches between claims made about numeracy in the curriculum materials.
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