Mathematics Learning Difficulties: Research & Teaching
A learning strategies approach to mathematics teaching
Multiple intelligences and mathematics teaching This paper provides a framework for teaching mathematics that takes account of multiple learning styles. It was presented at the Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria in December, 1994.
Reviewing teaching by examining what it does : Review from a learning perspective This paper provides a framework for evaluating the quality of mathematics teaching that from a learning perspective. It argues that the quality of mathematics teaching can be judged from what students learn. It was commissioned by the Office of Accountability and Review, Department of Education and Training, Victoria in December, 1997.
Mathematics learning as a socially- referenced activity This paper describes the role of shared dialogue in mathematics learning.
The Mathematics Learning Centre : A Model for Intensive Mathematics Assistance When it was initiated as a facility for integrating teacher education and mathematics intervention at the former Melbourne College of Advanced Education in 1978, the Mathematics Learning Centre was the first of its kind. This paper describes the development the Centre, the approach to mathematics learning on which it was based and measures of its success. This paper was commissioned by the State Board of Education in 1991.
Being a maths coach What does a maths coach need to know ? The attached powerpoint provides a learning-based focus on this.
Mathematics Learning Difficulties: Research
What do we mean by dyscalcula? In what ways does it present? What causes it? This paper answers these questions. Dyscalculia can be used as a unifying concept in assisting us to understand mathematics learning disabilities. It describes the various types of dyscalculia and how they are displayed.
Difficulties learning mathematics and numeracy concepts. Difficulties learning mathematics and numeracy concepts are often less well understood than those in reading and writing difficulties. This article describes a number of ‘fundamental’ information processing strategies necessary for successful mathematics learning. It shows how differences in processing basic arithmetic information differentiates between average and less able mathematics students. A version of the paper was published as: Munro, J. (2003). Information processing and mathematics learning disabilities. Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8 (4), 19-24.
Mathematics Learning Difficulties: Teaching