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NATIONAL LITERACY and NUMERACY WEEK in NSW

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Ideas for parents:

Parents can find great ideas to help their children improve their literacy and numeracy skills in the Parent Support section.

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Literacy video — Language and literacy in the 21st century:

Professor Christie and Professor Simpson discuss the crucial role that literacy plays, social responsibility and writing development.

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A successful literacy idea — Auburn West Public School:

To celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week, Auburn West Public School has organised two author visits.

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Numeracy video — Mathematical reasoning

In this video, Professor Kaye Stacey explores reasoning that establishes why mathematical results are true.

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A successful literacy idea — Clarke Road Special School, Hornsby:

Clarke Road School will be holding a Literacy Day where students, staff and community members are invited.

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Numeracy videos

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Death by Decimal

Professor Kaye Stacey, Foundation Chair, Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne

portrait of Kaye Stacey

Avoiding the Shallow Teaching Syndrome

Professor Kaye Stacey, Foundation Chair, Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne


portrait of Kaye Stacey

Mathematical Structure

Professor Kaye Stacey, Foundation Chair, Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne


portrait of Kaye Stacey

Mathematical reasoning

Professor Kaye Stacey, Foundation Chair, Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne

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How to spot patterns in numbers

Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney


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Creativity is the solution: Teaching maths creatively

Kristen Tripet, Mathematics Education Consultant

Teaching measurement K-6

Dr Diane McPhail, Numeracy K-6 Consultant, NSW Dept of Education and Communities


Student motivation and engagement in mathematics Parts 1-2

Assoc. Professor Janette Bobis, University of Sydney

Development of chance concepts and skills

Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney


Mental computation for numeracy

Dr Shelley Dole, University of Queensland

The problems with fractions

Dr Peter Gould, NSW Dept of Education and Training


Effective mental computation

Professor Alistair McIntosh, University of Tasmania

Maths in the real world

Dr David Wilson, University of NSW


Numeracy in the home: Children's access to kindergarten

Dr Thelma Perso, NT Dept of Education and Training

Teaching the empty number line

Assoc. Professor Janette Bobis, University of Sydney