Year 8 maths students are not sufficiently challenged

Year 8 maths students are not sufficiently challenged

Monday, 7 Jul 2003

Teaching Mathematics in Australia provides an Australian-focused analysis and discussion of the results from the international study, Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study , which was released earlier this year. The examination of videotapes of 87 randomly selected Year 8 mathematics classes from around Australia indicates, among other findings, that Australian mathematics teachers may be underestimating the ability of Year 8 students and not challenging them enough in class.

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International video study of mathematics teaching methods

International video study of mathematics teaching methods

Thursday, 27 Mar 2003

A major international video study in seven countries, including Australia, has identified no single best method of teaching eighth-grade mathematics in high achieving countries.

Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries: Results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study included 638 randomly selected eighth-grade lessons in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Lessons were videotaped for analysis and comparison across the countries involved to investigate similarities and differences in teaching practices.

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Report reveals socioeconomic differences among Australian schools

Report reveals socioeconomic differences among Australian schools

Wednesday, 5 Feb 2003

A new study of test scores achieved by Australian 14-year-olds in reading comprehension and mathematics between 1975 and 1998 has revealed growing differences between Australian schools along socioeconomic lines. The report, released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), examines student achievement scores on tests of reading comprehension and mathematics from five studies that tested the literacy and numeracy levels of young people in Australian schools conducted between 1975 and 1998.

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