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1 Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Project Findings, Materials and Resources TASMANIA Department of Education An Australian Research Council Linkage Project conducted by a team from RMIT University in collaboration with the Department of Education & Training Victoria and the Tasmanian Department of Education from July 2003 to June Prepared by the RMIT Research Team led by Professor Dianne Siemon RMIT University, October 2006.

2 2 About this CD-ROM This CD-ROM contains a brief description of the project, a report on project findings, and copies of the materials and resources used in conjunction with the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Linkage Project (SNMY). The report on project findings includes a rationale for the analyses used, a detailed data report, and a summary of outcomes in relation to the research questions. It also includes the summary data provided to research schools at the Cluster meetings in 2005 and The materials include two validated Assessment Instruments, the elaborated and final version of the Learning and Assessment Framework for Multiplicative Thinking, an Intervention Program for At-Risk Students, a set of targeted interventions in the form of Learning Plans for each level of the framework, and a number of school- developed Authentic Tasks. The resources include copies of the support materials used in professional development sessions and/or school visits, papers and presentations not included elsewhere, and a bibliography. The Research Team believes the information and material contained on the CD-ROM is a valuable and useful resource to help scaffold the development of multiplicative thinking and thereby improve numeracy outcomes in the middle years of schooling. However, as is true of all teaching and learning materials, teachers are advised to carefully read the activities and tasks in relation to the Learning and Assessment Framework for Multiplicative Thinking with a view to modifying or adapting the activities to suit the particular, identified learning needs of their students.

3 3 Contents Overview and Project Findings Assessment Materials for Multiplicative Thinking Learning and Assessment Framework for Multiplicative Thinking Intervention Teaching Program for At Risk Students Learning Plans Support Materials Authentic Tasks Papers and Presentations Bibliography

4 4 Overview and Project Findings Project Description and Acknowledgements Research Approach and Rationale by Dr John Izard Adjunct Professor RMIT University Research Approach and Rationale What We Have Learnt SNMY Research Cluster Meetings 05 (PowerPoint Presentation) SNMY Research Cluster Meetings 06 (PowerPoint Presentation) SNMY Research Cluster Meetings 05 SNMY Research Cluster Meetings 06 Technical Data Report by Dr John Izard Adjunct Professor RMIT University Technical Data Report Summary of Project Outcomes by Professor Dianne Siemon & Dr John Izard Adjunct Professor RMIT University Summary of Project Outcomes Return to Contents

5 5 Assessment Materials for Multiplicative Thinking Instructions for Teachers Assessment Task Booklet Option 1 Assessment Task Booklet Option 2 Return to Contents

6 6 Learning and Assessment Framework for Multiplicative Thinking Introduction Learning Assessment Framework Return to Contents

7 7 Intervention Teaching Program for At Risk Students Introduction Intervention Teaching Program for At Risk Students Intervention Teaching Program for At Risk Students by Margarita Breed 2006 Australian Postgraduate Award Industry scholarship recipient Return to Contents

8 8 Learning Plans Introduction Level 1 Consolidating Level 1 Introducing Level 2 Introducing Level 3 Introducing Level 4 Introducing Level 5 Introducing Level 6 Introducing Level 7 Introducing Level 8 Introducing Return to Contents

9 9 Support Materials Introduction SNMY Key Ideas and Strategies (PowerPoint) SNMY Key Ideas and Strategies Subitising Materials Additional Assessment Tasks Additional Assessment Tasks Multiple Patterns Multiplication Toss Place Value Game How Many Wholes Can You Make How Many Wholes Can You Make Supermarket Packer Target Practice Factor Cross Maxs Matchsticks Return to Contents

10 10 Subitising Materials A. Subitisation Dice and Card Set Subitisation Dice and Card Set B. Subitisation Two Collections 1-5 Subitisation Two Collections 1-5 C. Ten Frame Doubles Set Ten Frame Doubles Set D. Ten Frame Build on Five Set Ten Frame Build on Five Set E. Subitisation Two Collections 1-7 Subitisation Two Collections 1-7 F. Ten Frame Random Set Ten Frame Random Set G. Two Ten Frame Set Two Ten Frame Set H. Subitisation Three Collections 1-5 Subitisation Three Collections 1-5 I. Subitisation Three Collections 1-7 Subitisation Three Collections 1-7 J. Subitisation Four Collections 1-5 Subitisation Four Collections 1-5 K. Subitisation Four Collections 1-7 Subitisation Four Collections 1-7 Return to Support MaterialsReturn to Contents

11 11 Additional Assessment Tasks Computer Game Fencing the Freeway Filling the Buses How Far Is It Missing Numbers Orange Juice Task Pizza Party School Fair Swimming Sports Return to Support MaterialsReturn to Contents

12 12 Authentic Tasks Introduction Authentic Task Guidelines Pizza Day Mini Golf Sports Day Fatty Foods Health Survey Healthy Lunches Paper Audit Water Conservation A Useful Grid Pocket Money Interruptions Galore Mud Bricks Food Festival Return to Contents

13 13 Papers and Presentations From Additive to Multiplicative Thinking – The Big Challenge of the Middle Years by Professor Dianne Siemon, Margarita Breed and Jo Virgona From Additive to Multiplicative Thinking – The Big Challenge of the Middle Years A New Use for an Old Tool – Cuisenaire by Professor Dianne Siemon and Margarita Breed A New Use for an Old Tool – Cuisenaire Multiplicative Thinking by Professor Dianne Siemon Multiplicative Thinking Partitioning - The Missing Link in building Fraction Knowledge and Confidence by Professor Dianne Siemon Partitioning - The Missing Link in building Fraction Knowledge and Confidence Teaching and Learning For about and Through Problem Solving by Professor Dianne Siemon and George Booker Teaching and Learning For about and Through Problem Solving Return to Contents

14 14 Papers and Presentations cont… Theres More to Counting than Meets the Eye by Professor Dianne Siemon Theres More to Counting than Meets the Eye From Their Point of View – Middle Years Students Perceptions of School Mathematics by Professor Dianne Siemon and Jo Virgona From Their Point of View – Middle Years Students Perceptions of School Mathematics The Derivation Of A Learning Assessment Framework For Multiplicative Thinking by Professor Dianne Siemon, Dr John Izard, Margarita Breed & Jo Virgona The Derivation Of A Learning Assessment Framework For Multiplicative Thinking Return to ContentsReturn to Papers and Presentations

15 15 Bibliography References and Further Readings Return to Contents


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