Linking powerful mathematical ideas and cognitive values to reconceptualise mathematics teaching in the Philippines

Peter Howard, Bob Perry, Susan Dockett, Elspeth Harley

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    Abstract

    Over the last three years two of the authors have work to develop a numeracy matrix that has helped South Australian mathematics teacher educators to focus on the key professional development issues of pedagogical beliefs, intended curriculum outcomes and powerful mathematical ideas. Critical to this reconceptualisation of mathematics teaching is the development of pedagogical inquiry questions that support the teachers of mathematics in their planning, implementation and assessment of children's mathematical learning. During this time the Philippine Mathematics Framework for Basic Education has been developed. This paper draws upon a comparison of the 'powerful mathematics ideas' and 'developmental learning outcomes' within an Australian context to those related to the Filipino 'Critical and Analytical Thinking', 'Mathematical Content' and 'Cognitive Values'. The comparison shows the similarities and differences and clearly supports the notion of utilising a numeracy matrix in the implementation of the framework to enhance teacher strategies and students' mathematical learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-33
    Number of pages25
    JournalIntersection
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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