Cracking the language code : NAPLAN numeracy tests in years 7 and 9

Quinnell, Lorna & Carter, Lyn (2011) Cracking the language code : NAPLAN numeracy tests in years 7 and 9. Literacy Learning : the Middle Years, 19(1), pp. 45-53.

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Focusing on the use of language is a crucial strategy in good mathematics teaching and a teacher’s guidance can assist students to master the language of mathematics. This article discusses the statements with reference to recent year 7 and 9 NAPLAN numeracy tests. It draws the readers’ attention to the complexities of language in the field of mathematics. Although this article refers to NAPLAN numeracy tests it also offers advice about good teaching practice.

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ID Code: 41793
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: NAPLAN, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Numeracy
ISSN: 1320-5692
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Deposited On: 25 May 2011 21:39
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 06:44

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