Start Date

16-8-2010 10:45 AM

End Date

16-8-2010 12:00 PM


What counts when it comes to using digital technologies in school mathematics? Is technology there to help students get ‘the answer’ more quickly and accurately, or to improve the way they learn mathematics? The way people answer this question is illuminating and can reveal deeply held beliefs about the nature of mathematics and how it is best taught and learned. This presentation considers the extent to which technology-related research, policy and practice might usefully inform each other in supporting effective mathematics teaching and learning in Australian schools. The first part of the presentation considers key messages from research on learning and teaching mathematics with digital technologies. The second part offers some snapshots of practice to illustrate what effective classroom practice can look like when technologies are used in creative ways to enrich students’ mathematics learning. The third part analyses the technology messages contained in the draft Australian curriculum – Mathematics and the challenges of aligning curriculum policy with research and practice.


This session is also available as an audiorecording.

Goos_ACER2010.pdf (914 kB)

merrilyn goos part 1.mp3 (58606 kB)
Audiorecording (.mp3) - part 1

merrilyn goos part 2.mp3 (3569 kB)
Audiorecording (.mp3) - part 2

Aug 16th, 10:45 AM Aug 16th, 12:00 PM

Using Technology to support effective mathematics teaching and learning: what counts?

This session is also available as an audiorecording.


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