Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2005

A compendium of research findings from the 2005 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from this page.  The twelve papers in this compendium look at a variety of aspects of the NDP.   They are roughly grouped under the categories of student achievement, professional practice, and sustainability. 

Evaluations of the Secondary Numeracy Project (SNP) and Computer Algebraic Systems (CAS) pilot rojects are also available.

The full documents can be accessed by clicking on the images to the right.  To download individual chapters, use the links below.  

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A pamphlet (1.2 MB) summarising the findings of the research projects around the Numeracy Project was released alongside the compendium.

Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2005

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Derek Holton 44
Patterns of Performance and Progress on the Numeracy Development Project: Looking Back from 2005 Jenny Young-Loveridge 134
Numeracy Development Project Longitudinal Study: Patterns of Achievement Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg 113
An Evaluation of Te Poutama Tau 2005 Tony Trinick and Brendan Stevenson 84
Algebraic Thinking in the Numeracy Project: Year Two of a Three-year Study Kathryn C. Irwin and Murray Britt 67
Students' Perspectives on the Nature of Mathematics Jenny Young-Loveridge, Merilyn Taylor, Sashi Sharma, and Ngārewa Hāwera 75
Modelling Books and Student Discussion in Mathematics Joanna Higgins with Maia Wakefield and Robyn Isaacson 165
Contextually Responsive Facilitation Joanna Higgins and Sandi L. Tait-McCutcheon with Raewyn Carman and Donna Yates 59
Advancing Pasifika Students' Mathematical Thinking Kathryn C. Irwin and Joanne Woodward 77
Numeracy Assessment: How Reliable are Teachers' Judgments? Gill Thomas, Andrew Tagg, and Jenny Ward 73
Te Poutama Tau: A Case Study of Two Schools Tony Trinick 76
Sustaining the Numeracy Project: The Lead Teacher Initiative 2005 Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward 74
Sustained Numeracy Project Practices in Two Schools Fiona Ell and Kathryn C. Irwin 60

Evaluations of the 2005 Secondary Numeracy Pilot Project and the CAS Pilot Project

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Kevin Hannah 31
Chapter 1: Secondary Numeracy Project Knowledge Test Analysis Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas 73
Chapter 2: Performance on the Number Framework Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas 100
Chapter 3: Evaluation of Secondary Numeracy Pilot Project 2005 Roger Harvey and Joanna Higgins, with Lynne Jackson 132
Chapter 4: An Evaluation of the CAS Pilot Project Alex Neill and Teresa Maguire 105