Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2007

Compendium cover. A compendium of research findings from the 2007 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from this page.  The nineteen papers in this compendium look at a variety of aspects of the NDP. They are roughly grouped under the categories of student achievement; professional practice; and evaluations.

Findings from the Secondary Numeracy Project (SNP) are also available.

A compendium of research findings for Te Poutama Tau is available on a separate page.

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 (1.2MB) summarising the findings of the research projects around the Numeracy Project was released alongside the compendium.

Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2007

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FOREWORD

Derek Holton

52

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 

What Do the 2002 School Entrants Know Now?

Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg

98

Analysis of 2007 Data from the Numeracy Development Projects: What Does the Picture Show?

Jenny Young-Loveridge

112

Te Ara Poutama: An Evaluation of Te Poutama Tau 2007

Tony Trinick and Brendan Stevenson

94

Te Ara Poutama: The impact of the Te Poutama Tau Project on Mathematics Achievement

Tony Trinick and Peter Keegan

100

Māori and Mathematics: "Nā te mea he pai mōtō roro!" (Because it’s good for your brain!)

Ngāwera Hāwera and Merilyn Taylor

98

Creating Strong Achievement Gains for Māori Students in English-medium Mathematics Classrooms

Pania Te Maro, Joanna Higgins, and Robin Averill

106

Practice + Assess ≠ Knowledge: Basic Facts and Spelling Lists

Brenda Sherley and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon

71

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Does Teacher Knowledge Make a Difference?

Jenny Ward and Gill Thomas

93

Stepping out of the Stream: Reflecting on Action

Sandi Tait-McCutcheon and Brenda Sherley

99

Improving Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching: Investigating the Effects of an In-service Intervention

Fiona Ell, Gregor Lomas, Linda Cheeseman, and Peter Nicholas

69

Multiplicative Thinking: The Challenge for Teachers of Moving from a Procedural to a Conceptual Focus

Jenny Young-Loveridge

99

Statistics Professional Learning and Development

Sandi Tait-McCutcheon and Brenda Sherley

107

Interface @ the Chalkface: Investigating the Interaction and Influence of Numeracy and ICT Professional Development Initiatives on Classroom Practices

Ruth Pritchard and Chanda Pinsent

78

Communities of Practice: Prepared for the Now, Planned for the Future

Brenda Sherley and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon

98

Mathematics and Numeracy in Schools and Early Childhood Education Services: Investigation into transitions

Ngaire Davies, Karen Walker, and Margaret Walshaw

46

EVALUATIONS

Evaluation of Home–School Partnership:Numeracy

Jonathan Fisher and Alex Neill

126

Evaluation of the Mathematics Coaches Pilot Project

Roger Harvey

72

Using a Video Link to Engage Numeracy Facilitators in Professional Development in Mathematics

Fiona Ell and Gregor Lomas

64

Evaluation of Tertiary Fees Funding Support Initiative: Interim Report on Data Relating to Successful Applicants

Margaret Thomson

43

APPENDICES

 

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Findings from the New Zealand Secondary Numeracy Project 2007

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FOREWORD

Kevin Hannah

43

Performance of SNP Students on the Number Framework

Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas

86

An Investigation into the Impact of the Secondary Numeracy Project on Student Performance in Two Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standards

Roger Harvey

76

Teachers' Views on the Impact of the Secondary Numeracy Project on the Teaching of Year 11 Classes

Roger Harvey and Derek Smith

59

Written and Oral Assessment of Secondary Students' Number Strategies: Developing a Written Assessment Tool

Gregor Lomas and Peter Hughes

67

Solving Equations: Students' Algebraic Thinking

Chris Linsell

60

Evaluation of Support for Pāngarau Teachers Working in Wharekura

Pania Te Maro, Robin Averill and Joanna Higgins

101

APPENDICES

 

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