This paper presents early findings from a doctoral project that is investigating how working in partnership as children make the transition to school might support the numeracy of children. This paper addresses data arising from initial discussions with school principals concerning the implementation of the project in their schools. In particular, it considers the principals' reactions to the project using numeracy as the vehicle for its investigations. These findings suggest that, despite policy and departmental documentation advocating for the continuity of learning as children start school, numeracy does not rate highly among the concerns primary school principals have as young children commence their primary schooling.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow|
|Editors||Vicki Steinle, Lynda Ball, Caroline Bardini|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 07 Jul 2013 → 11 Jul 2013
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2013_MERGA_CP.aspx (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013|
|Abbreviated title||Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow|
|Period||07/07/13 → 11/07/13|
Goff, W., Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2013). Principals' views on the importance of numeracy as children start primary school. In V. Steinle, L. Ball, & C. Bardini (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (pp. 362-368). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.