Leder, G., Forgasz, H., Kalkhoven, N. & Geiger, V. (2015). Pre-service teachers and numeracy in an beyond the classroom. 349-356. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
Data from a pilot study concerned with pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the numeracy demands on Australian teachers are reported. The sample comprised 211 students enrolled in pre-service teacher education courses at a large Australian university. While most recognised the importance of mathematics and its applications in everyday life, less than half considered there were mathematical demands on teachers beyond their teaching domain. NAPLAN-related information data was used to examine the group’s ability to access, apply, and interpret the statistical information.
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