Early years numeracy supports transition and later maths achievement

Early years numeracy supports transition and later maths achievement

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

Children’s numeracy knowledge when they enter school provides a foundation for their school maths achievement and strongly predicts their maths competence later in school, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

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Best of the west: students show maths counts everywhere

Best of the west: students show maths counts everywhere

Friday, 17 Jun 2016

The solutions of Australia’s winning teams in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) show that mathematical thinking is all around us.

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ACER head calls for national action plan

ACER head calls for national action plan

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A national action plan agreed by Commonwealth, state and territory governments is urgently required if Australia is to arrest declining performances in schools. 

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Close the gender gap; build the future STEM workforce

Close the gender gap; build the future STEM workforce

Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

Understanding how gender affects participation and achievement in mathematics can help educators close Australia’s gender gap in maths education, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). 

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Indigenous student attendance not a challenge for schools alone

Indigenous student attendance not a challenge for schools alone

Thursday, 17 Mar 2016

Boosting school attendance for Indigenous students is a broad social policy challenge, not merely a challenge within education policy circles, according to a new report by the Australian Council for Educational Research released today on National Close the Gap Day.

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