Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2006

A compendium of research findings from the 2006 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from this page.  The twelve papers in this compendium look at a variety of aspects of the NDP.   They are roughly grouped under the categories of student achievement; leading teachers and sustaining numeracy in schools; and professional practice.

Evaluations of the Secondary Numeracy Project (SNP) are also available.

The full documents can be accessed by clicking on the images to the right.  To download individual chapters, use the links below.  

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A pamphlet (1MB) summarising the findings of the research projects around the Numeracy Project was released alongside the compendium.

Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2006

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FOREWORD

Derek Holton

53

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 

Do They Continue to Improve? Tracking the Progress of a Cohort of Longitudinal Students

Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg

83

Patterns of Performance and Progress on the Numeracy Development Projects: Findings from 2006 for Years 5–9 Students

Jenny Young-Loveridge

120

The Development of Algebraic Thinking: Results of a Three-year Study

Kathryn C. Irwin and Murray S Britt

89

Te Poutama Tau: Trends and Patterns

Tony Trinick and Brendan Stevenson

89

"Who helps me learn mathematics, and how?": Māori Children’s Perspectives

Ngāwera Hāwera, Merilyn Taylor, Jenny Young-Loveridge, and Sashi Sharma

85

Year 7–8 Students’ Solution Strategies for a Task Involving Addition of Unlike Fractions

Jenny Young-Loveridge, Merilyn Taylor, Ngārewa Hāwera and Sashi Sharma

172

LEADING TEACHERS AND SUSTAINING NUMERACY IN SCHOOLS

Numeracy Sustainability: Current Initiatives and Future Professional Development Needs

Jenny Ward, Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg

80

Leading a Curriculum Reform from Inside a School

Joanna Higgins, Brenda Sherley, and Sandi L. Tait-McCutcheon

76

Keeping Going at Country School: Sustaining Numeracy Project Practices

Fiona Ell

64

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

The Numeracy Development Projects: A Successful Policy–Research–Practice Collaboration

Brian Annan

97

What do Teachers Know about Fractions?

Jenny Ward and Gill Thomas

89

Exploratory Study of Home–School Partnership: Numeracy

Jonathan Fisher and Alex Neill

87

APPENDICES

 

127


Evaluations of the 2006 Secondary Numeracy Project

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CONTENTS

 

28

FOREWORD

Kevin Hannah

35

Chapter 1: Evaluation of the 2006 Secondary Numeracy Project

Roger Harvey and Joanna Higgins

128

Chapter 2: Performance of SNP Students on the Number Framework

Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas

79

APPENDICES

 

81