Auditing the numeracy demands of the middle years curriculum

Merrilyn Goos, Vince Geiger, Shelley Dole


The National Numeracy Review Report recognized that numeracy development requires an across the curriculum commitment. To explore the nature of this commitment we conducted a numeracy audit of the South Australian Middle Years curriculum, using a numeracy model that incorporates mathematical knowledge, dispositions, tools, contexts, and a critical orientation. All learning areas in the published curriculum were found to have distinctive numeracy demands. The audit should encourage teachers to promote numeracy in even richer ways in the curriculum they enact with students.

Inspección de las demandas de la alfabetización matemática en el currículo de la educación secundaria obligatoria

El National Numeracy Review Report reconoció que el desarrollo de la alfabetización matemática requiere un compromiso a través del currículo. Para explorar la naturaleza de este compromiso realizamos una inspección de la alfabetización matemática en el currículum de los últimos años de la educación primeria y los primeros de la educación secundaria en el sur de Australia. Utilizamos un modelo de alfabetización matemática que incorpora conocimiento matemático, disposiciones, herramientas, contextos y una orientación crítica. Encontramos que todas las áreas de aprendizaje en el currículo oficial presentan exigencias específicas de alfabetización matemática. Estos resultados deberían animar a los profesores a promover la alfabetización matemática de manera cada vez más rica en el currículo que implementan con los estudiantes.


Nº de citas en WOS (2017): 3 (Citas de 2º orden, 5)

Nº de citas en SCOPUS (2017): 3 (Citas de 2º orden, 13)

Palabras clave

Alfabetización matemática; Desarrollo del currículo; Pensamiento crítico


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