Issues in Teaching Mathematics to Aboriginal Students

Peter Howard, Bob Perry

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the espoused views of a group of primary teachers as they discuss issues related to the teaching of school mathematics to Australian Aboriginal students. They believe that their teaching is significantly affected by trying to program and cater for the wide range of abilities, the amount of mathematics content to be covered and the lack of teaching time. They report a lack of teacher education preparation for teaching mathematics across ability groups and the difficulty of inventing appropriate teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of Aboriginal children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 29
    Subtitle of host publicationIdentities, cultures and learning spaces
    EditorsP. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen, M. Chinnappan
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherMERGA Inc
    Pages293-300
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)1920846123
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2006 - Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 01 Jul 200605 Jul 2006
    https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2006_MERGA_CP.aspx (conference proceedings)

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2006
    Abbreviated titleIdentities, Cultures and Learning Spaces
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period01/07/0605/07/06
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    Howard, P., & Perry, B. (2006). Issues in Teaching Mathematics to Aboriginal Students. In P. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen, & M. Chinnappan (Eds.), MERGA 29: Identities, cultures and learning spaces (pp. 293-300). MERGA Inc.