Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Project 2004

A compendium of research findings from the 2004 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from the links on this page.  The eleven papers and an extract in this compendium look at a variety of aspects of the NDP.   They are roughly grouped under the categories of student achievement, effective teaching, and students’ perspectives.  The full compendium can be accessed by clicking on the image to the right.  The file is 10 MB in size so is likely to take a significant time to download, particularly on a dial up connection.  To download individual chapters, use the links below.  

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A pamphlet (1.6 MB) summarising the findings of the research projects around the Numeracy Project was released alongside the compendium.

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Derek Holton 181

Patterns of Performance and Progress: Analysis of 2004 Data Jenny Young-Loveridge 512
Evidence for Expectations: Findings from the Numeracy Project Longitudinal Study Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg 1068
The Impact of the Numeracy Development Project on Mathematics Achievement Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg 720
Algebraic Thinking in the Numeracy Project: Year One of a Three-year Study Kathryn C. Irwin and Murray Britt 1875
An Evaluation of Te Poutama Tau 2004 Tony Trinick and Brendan Stephenson 1553

A Snapshot of the Discourse Used in Mathematics where Students Are Mostly Pasifika  (a Case Study in Two Classrooms) Kathryn C. Irwin and Joanne Woodward 440
Effective Teaching Strategies for Māori Students in an English-medium Numeracy Classroom Joanna Higgins, with Makoare Parangi, Ray Wilson, and Yanje Klaracich 269
Pedagogy of Facilitation: How Do We Best Help Teachers of Mathematics with New Practices? Joanna Higgins 92
Te Poutama Tau: A Case Study of Two Schools Tony Trinick 477
Equipment-in-use in the Numeracy Development Project: Its Importance to the Introduction of Mathematical Ideas Joanna Higgins 427

Going Public: Students. Views about the Importance of Communicating Their Mathematical Thinking and Solution Strategies Jenny Young-Loveridge, Merilyn Taylor, and Ngarewa Hawera 581
Students’ Views about Mathematics Learning: A Case Study of One School Involved in the Great Expectations Project Jenny Young-Loveridge   411