Teaching common fractions in primary school: teachers' reactions to a new curriculum

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Anderson, Judy and Wong, Monica. (2007). Teaching common fractions in primary school: teachers' reactions to a new curriculum. Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 12
AuthorsAnderson, Judy and Wong, Monica
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This paper presents teachers’ views about changes imposed by the introduction of a new curriculum in NSW (BOSNSW, 2002), which significantly increased the expectations of learning about common fractions for primary school children. While current research was used to develop a continuum of key ideas for the learning of rational numbers, early consultation suggested teachers were anxious about the new expectations. A range of resource materials was developed and professional development opportunities made available for teachers to support knowledge building and to provide practical advice about the teaching of common fractions. However, while teachers generally report an increase in confidence, there still appears to be concern particularly in relation to fraction equivalence.

Year2007
JournalProceedings of AARE's 36th Annual International Education Research Conference
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
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Page range1 - 12
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
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