Research

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

This section identifies current research in the area of mathematics education.

Early Numeracy Research Project (ENRP) - this research project (1999-01) involved 35 trial schools in the development of a comprehensive framework for mathematical development by identifying points of growth. The site includes further information about the ENRP and provides a link to the Executive Summary, framework of growth points and case studies.

Middle Years Numeracy Research Project (MYNRP) - this research project (1999 – 2000) was commissioned to inform the development of a strategic and coordinated approach for schools about the teaching and learning of numeracy for students in Years 5-9, to trial and evaluate the proposed approaches in selected Victorian schools and to document what works and does not work in numeracy teaching including those students who fall behind. The site provides a link to download the Final Report.

Research eLert - Numeracy in practice: teaching, learning and using mathematics (pdf - 126.61kb) - This report is based on a focused literature search undertaken to identify local and international research in the area of numeracy learning and teaching.

Research eLert - Numeracy programs in schools (pdf - 110.9kb) – Case studies and accounts from teachers and schools trialling innovative ‘next’ practices related to numeracy.