# Children with down syndrome learning mathematics: Can they do it? Yes they can!

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Faragher, Rhonda, Brady, Jo, Clarke, Barbara, Gervasoni, Ann and Clarke, Doug. (2008). Children with down syndrome learning mathematics: Can they do it? Yes they can!

*Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom.*13(4), pp. 10 - 15.

Authors | Faragher, Rhonda, Brady, Jo, Clarke, Barbara, Gervasoni, Ann and Clarke, Doug |
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Year | 2008 |

Journal | Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom |

Journal citation | 13 (4), pp. 10 - 15 |

Publisher | Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers |

ISSN | 1326-0286 |

Page range | 10 - 15 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

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Faragher, Rhonda Muriel, Redmond, Trevor, Lowe, Jim and Geiger, Vince. (2008). CAS enabled devices as provocative agents in the process of mathematical modelling. In M. Goos, R. Brown and K. Maker (Ed.).*Navigating Currents and Charting Directions: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 246 - 253

##### Insights about identifying and assisting children who have difficulty learning mathematics

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2008). Insights about identifying and assisting children who have difficulty learning mathematics. In Lena Lindenskov and Claudia Segadas Vianna (Ed.).*Topic Study Group 7: Activities and Programs for Students with Special Needs.*Monterrey, Mexico: International Congress on Mathematical Education. pp. 1 - 4

##### The mathematics teacher as curriculum maker: Developing knowledge for enacting curriculum

Clarke, Doug. (2008). The mathematics teacher as curriculum maker: Developing knowledge for enacting curriculum. In In P. Sullivan and T. Wood (Ed.).*Knowledge and Beliefs in Mathematics Teaching and Teaching Development*pp. 133 - 151 Sense Publishers.

##### The problems and challenges of catering for the range of Mathematics abilities in Australian Primary classrooms

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2008). The problems and challenges of catering for the range of Mathematics abilities in Australian Primary classrooms. In Charles Opolot-Okurut and Joan Moss (Ed.).*Discussion Group 20: Current Problems and Challenges in Primary Mathematics Education.*Monterrey, Mexico: International Congress on Mathematical Education. pp. 1 - 6

##### Teaching percentages: Professional learning in three regional Catholic schools

White, Paul, Mitchelmore, Michael, Wilson, Sue and Faragher, Rhonda. (2008). Teaching percentages: Professional learning in three regional Catholic schools.*Journal of Catholic School Studies.*80(2), pp. 55 - 62.

##### Understanding, assessing and developing young mathematical thinkers

Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2008). Understanding, assessing and developing young mathematical thinkers. In Mogens Niss (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mathematical Education.*Roskilde, Denmark: Roskilde University. pp. 1 - 15

##### Eliciting growth in teachers' proportional reasoning :Measuring the impact of a professional development program

Dole, Shelley, Clarke, Douglas McLean, Wright, Tony, Hilton, Geoff and Roche, Anne. (2008). Eliciting growth in teachers' proportional reasoning :Measuring the impact of a professional development program. In Merrilyn Goos, Ray Brown and Katie Makar (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Brisbane, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 163 - 170

##### Children's number knowledge in the early years of schooling

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2007). Children's number knowledge in the early years of schooling. In J Watson and K Beswick (Ed.).*Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice. Proceedings of the 30th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia..*Hobart, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 879 - 883

##### Year Six Fraction Understanding :A Part of the Whole Story

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Mitchell, Annie and Roche, Anne. (2007). Year Six Fraction Understanding :A Part of the Whole Story. In J Watson and K Beswick (Ed.).*Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice. Proceedings of the 30th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia..*Adelaide,Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 207 - 216

##### Percentages as Part Whole Relationships

White, Paul, Wilson, Sue, Faragher, Rhonda and Mitchelmore, M.. (2007). Percentages as Part Whole Relationships. In J Watson and K Beswick (Ed.).*Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice. Proceedings of the 30th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia..*Hobart, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 805 - 814

##### Ten key principles from research for the professional development of mathematics teachers

Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2007). Ten key principles from research for the professional development of mathematics teachers. In In G. C. Leder and H. J. Forgasz (Ed.).*Stepping Stones for the 21st Century: Australasian Mathematics Education Research*pp. 27 - 37 Sense Publishers.

##### Implementing a University Paradigm for Effective Community Engagement

Howard, Peter, Gervasoni, Ann Maree and Butcher, Jude. (2007). Implementing a University Paradigm for Effective Community Engagement. In Peter L. Jeffrey (Ed.).*Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2007 International Education Research Conference. Research impacts: proving or improving?.*Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 10

##### Exploring the number knowledge of children to inform the development of a professional learning plan for teachers in the Ballarat diocese as a means of building community capacity

Turkenburg, Kathie, Hadden, Teresa and Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2007). Exploring the number knowledge of children to inform the development of a professional learning plan for teachers in the Ballarat diocese as a means of building community capacity. In J Watson and K Beswick (Ed.).##### Assessing and teaching children who have difficulty learning arithmetic

Gervasoni, Ann and Sullivan, Peter. (2007). Assessing and teaching children who have difficulty learning arithmetic.*Educational and Child Psychology.*24(2), pp. 40 - 53.

##### Making Connections Science and Mathematics :The MC SAM Project

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Hilton, Geoff, Wright, Tony and Dole, Shelley. (2007). Making Connections Science and Mathematics :The MC SAM Project. In U.H. Cheah, Y. Wahyudi and R.P. Devadson (Ed.).*Refining Learning Culture for Sustainability (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science and mathematics Education.*Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO RECSAM. pp. 184 - 194

##### Fractions as division: The forgotten notion?

Clarke, Doug. (2006). Fractions as division: The forgotten notion?*Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom.*11(3), pp. 4 - 10.

##### When successful comparison of decimals doesn't tell the story

Roche, Anne and Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2006). When successful comparison of decimals doesn't tell the story. In J. Novotna, H. Moraova and M. Kratka (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group of Psychology of Mathematics Education.*Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University. pp. 425 - 432

##### Insights about the addition strategies used by grade 1 and grade 2 children who are vulnerable in number learning

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2006). Insights about the addition strategies used by grade 1 and grade 2 children who are vulnerable in number learning. In J. Novotna, H. Moraova and M. Kratka (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics.*Prague, Czeckoslovakia: Charles University. pp. 177 - 184

##### Initial survey - Utilising the information and communication technologies to build a professional learning community and to develop mentoring relationships between teachers in local, regional and rural schools.

Boyle, Maureen, Brady, Jo and Broadbent, Carolyn. (2006).*Initial survey - Utilising the information and communication technologies to build a professional learning community and to develop mentoring relationships between teachers in local, regional and rural schools*[Dataset]. Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8874y

##### What makes a good teacher? They have respect for our culture

Lake, David, Faragher, Rhonda Muriel, Lenoy, Max, Sellwood, Juanita, Archer, Louise and Anderson, Neil. (2006). What makes a good teacher? They have respect for our culture. In In T. Lyons and Terry (Ed.).*Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia: State and Territory Case Studies*pp. 123 - 147 University of New England.

##### A longitudinal study of children's mental computation skills

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Clarke, Barbara and Horne, Marjorie. (2006). A longitudinal study of children's mental computation skills. In J. Novotna, H. Moraova and M. Kratka (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group of Psychology of Mathematics.*Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University. pp. 329 - 336

##### Assessing student understanding of fractions using task-based interviews

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Roche, Anne, Mitchell, Annie and Sukenik, Michal. (2006). Assessing student understanding of fractions using task-based interviews. In J. Novotna, H. Moraova and M. Kratka (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group of Psychology of Mathematics Education.*Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University. pp. 337 - 344

##### Examining the changed role of numeracy coordinators

Clarke, Douglas McLean and Cheeseman, Jill. (2006). Examining the changed role of numeracy coordinators. In P. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen and M. Chinnappan (Ed.).*Identities; Cultures; and Learning: Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Canberra, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 123 - 130

##### Written algorithms in the primary years: Undoing the good work?

Clarke, D.. (2005). Written algorithms in the primary years: Undoing the good work? In M. Coupland, J. Anderson and T. Spencer (Ed.).*Making mathematics vital (Proceedings of the 20th biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers).*Adelaide, Australia: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. pp. 93 - 98

##### Using growth points to describe pathways for young children's number learning

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2005). Using growth points to describe pathways for young children's number learning. In H Chick and J Vincent (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics.*Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne. pp. 156 - 161

##### Numeracy for adults with down syndrome: It's a matter of quality of life

Faragher, Rhonda and Brown, Roy. (2005). Numeracy for adults with down syndrome: It's a matter of quality of life.*Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.*49(10), pp. 761 - 765. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00747.x

##### The diverse learning needs of young children who were selected for an intervention program

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2005). The diverse learning needs of young children who were selected for an intervention program. In H. Chick and J. Vincent (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics.*Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne. pp. 33 - 40

##### Exceptional students in mathematics

Diezmann, Carmel, Faragher, Rhonda Muriel, Lowrie, Tom and Putt, Brenda BicknellIan. (2004). Exceptional students in mathematics. In In bB. Perry, G. Anthony and C. Diezmann (Ed.).*Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia; 2000-2003*pp. 175 - 196 Post Pressed.

##### The challenge of meeting the instructional needs of grade 1 and grade 2 children who are at risk in mathematics

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2004). The challenge of meeting the instructional needs of grade 1 and grade 2 children who are at risk in mathematics. In I. Putt, R. Faragher and M. McLean (Ed.).*Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010.*Sydney,Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 247 - 254

##### Mathematics teaching in grades K-2: Painting a picture of challenging; supportive and effective classrooms

Clarke, Douglas McLean and Clarke, Barbara. (2004). Mathematics teaching in grades K-2: Painting a picture of challenging; supportive and effective classrooms. In In R. N. Rubenstein and G. Bright (Ed.).*Perspectives on the Teaching of Mathematics (66th Yearbook)*pp. 67 - 81 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Making mathematics challenging and enjoyable in the middle years

Clarke, Doug. (2004). Making mathematics challenging and enjoyable in the middle years.*Australian Journal of Middle Schooling.*4(1), pp. 1 - 8.

##### Issues in the teaching of algorithms in the primary years

Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2004). Issues in the teaching of algorithms in the primary years. In In E. Clarke, L. Johansson and W. Lester (Ed.).*International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Mathematics*pp. 21 - 36 National Center for Mathematics Education.

##### When is three quarters not three quarters? Listening for conceptual understanding in children's explanations in a fraction interview

Mitchell, Annie and Clarke, Doug. (2004). When is three quarters not three quarters? Listening for conceptual understanding in children's explanations in a fraction interview. In Ian Putt, Rhonda Farragher and Mal McLean (Ed.).*Mathematics Education for the third millennium: Towards 2010, Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Townsville,Australia: James Cook University. pp. 367 - 373

##### When does the successful comparison of decimals reflect conceptual understanding?

Clarke, Douglas McLean and Roche, Anne. (2004). When does the successful comparison of decimals reflect conceptual understanding? In Ian Putt, Rhonda Farragher and Mal McLean (Ed.).*Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010 (Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia).*Townsville,Australia: James Cook University. pp. 486 - 493

##### Using questioning to elicit and develop children's mathematical thinking

Clarke, Barbara and Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2004). Using questioning to elicit and develop children's mathematical thinking. In In G.W. Bright and R.N. Rubenstein (Ed.).*Perspectives on the teaching of mathematics*pp. 5 - 10 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Possibilities not limitations: Teaching special needs children

Clarke, Barbara and Faragher, Rhonda Muriel. (2004). Possibilities not limitations: Teaching special needs children. In In B. clarke, D.M. Clarke and G. Clarke et al. (Ed.).*International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Mathematics*pp. 379 - 394 National Center for Mathematics Education.

##### Encouraging perseverance in elementary mathematics

Clarke, Doug and Clarke, Barbara. (2003). Encouraging perseverance in elementary mathematics.*Teaching Children Mathematics.*

##### An issue in teaching and learning subtraction: What's the difference?

Clarke, Doug. (2003). An issue in teaching and learning subtraction: What's the difference?*Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom.*8(3), pp. 4 - 11.

##### Identifying and assisting children who are impeded in learning mathematics

Gervasoni, Ann. (2003). Identifying and assisting children who are impeded in learning mathematics.*Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom.*8(4), pp. 4 - 9.

##### Understanding; assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking

McDonough, A., Clarke, Doug and Clarke, Barbara. (2003). Understanding; assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking.*9th National Conference of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa.*Cape Town,South Africa: Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa. pp. 11 - 31

##### Difficulties children face when learning to count

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2003). Difficulties children face when learning to count. In L. Bragg, C. Campbell and G. Herbert (Ed.).*Mathematics education research: Innovation; networking; opportunity. Proceedings of the 26th annual conference.*Melbourne, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 388 - 395

##### Assessing and developing measurement with young children

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Cheeseman, Jill and McDonough, Andrea Mary. (2003). Assessing and developing measurement with young children. In In D. H. Clements and G. Bright (Ed.).*Learning and Teaching Measurement*pp. 68 - 80 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Key transitions in counting development for young children who experience difficulty

Gervasoni, Ann Maree. (2003). Key transitions in counting development for young children who experience difficulty. In N. Pateman, B. Dougherty and J. Zilliox (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Meeting of PME and PMENA.*Honolulu, United States: International Group for the Psychology of Mathemati.... pp. 421 - 427

##### Understanding assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking: Research as a powerful tool for professional growth

Clarke, Doug. (2001). Understanding assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking: Research as a powerful tool for professional growth.*24th Annual MERGA Conference.*pp. 11 - 29