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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TIMSS study enters testing stage

TIMSS study enters testing stage

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2002

Around 12,000 students Australia-wide are currently undergoing testing of their maths and science achievement levels as part of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2002/3 managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a large international study designed to measure trends in students’ knowledge and abilities in mathematics and science and to investigate the cultural environments, teaching practices, curriculum goals and institutional arrangements that are associated with achievement. Over the next six months, around 400,000 students in 50 countries will participate in the TIMSS study.

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