Findings From the NZ Numeracy Development Projects 2007

Compendium cover. A compendium of research findings from the 2007 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from this page.  The nineteen 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 evaluations.

Findings from the Secondary Numeracy Project (SNP) are also available.

A compendium of research findings for Te Poutama Tau is available on a separate page.

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

Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2007

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Derek Holton 52
What Do the 2002 School Entrants Know Now? Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg 98
Analysis of 2007 Data from the Numeracy Development Projects: What Does the Picture Show? Jenny Young-Loveridge 112
Te Ara Poutama: An Evaluation of Te Poutama Tau 2007 Tony Trinick and Brendan Stevenson 94
Te Ara Poutama: The impact of the Te Poutama Tau Project on Mathematics Achievement Tony Trinick and Peter Keegan 100
Māori and Mathematics: "Nā te mea he pai mōtō roro!" (Because it’s good for your brain!) Ngāwera Hāwera and Merilyn Taylor 98
Creating Strong Achievement Gains for Māori Students in English-medium Mathematics Classrooms Pania Te Maro, Joanna Higgins, and Robin Averill 106
Practice + Assess ≠ Knowledge: Basic Facts and Spelling Lists Brenda Sherley and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon 71
Does Teacher Knowledge Make a Difference? Jenny Ward and Gill Thomas 93
Stepping out of the Stream: Reflecting on Action Sandi Tait-McCutcheon and Brenda Sherley 99
Improving Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching: Investigating the Effects of an In-service Intervention Fiona Ell, Gregor Lomas, Linda Cheeseman, and Peter Nicholas 69
Multiplicative Thinking: The Challenge for Teachers of Moving from a Procedural to a Conceptual Focus Jenny Young-Loveridge 99
Statistics Professional Learning and Development Sandi Tait-McCutcheon and Brenda Sherley 107
Interface @ the Chalkface: Investigating the Interaction and Influence of Numeracy and ICT Professional Development Initiatives on Classroom Practices Ruth Pritchard and Chanda Pinsent 78
Communities of Practice: Prepared for the Now, Planned for the Future Brenda Sherley and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon 98
Mathematics and Numeracy in Schools and Early Childhood Education Services: Investigation into transitions Ngaire Davies, Karen Walker, and Margaret Walshaw 46
Evaluation of Home–School Partnership:Numeracy Jonathan Fisher and Alex Neill 126
Evaluation of the Mathematics Coaches Pilot Project Roger Harvey 72
Using a Video Link to Engage Numeracy Facilitators in Professional Development in Mathematics Fiona Ell and Gregor Lomas 64
Evaluation of Tertiary Fees Funding Support Initiative: Interim Report on Data Relating to Successful Applicants Margaret Thomson 43

Findings from the New Zealand Secondary Numeracy Project 2007

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Kevin Hannah 43
Performance of SNP Students on the Number Framework Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas 86
An Investigation into the Impact of the Secondary Numeracy Project on Student Performance in Two Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standards Roger Harvey 76
Teachers' Views on the Impact of the Secondary Numeracy Project on the Teaching of Year 11 Classes Roger Harvey and Derek Smith 59
Written and Oral Assessment of Secondary Students' Number Strategies: Developing a Written Assessment Tool Gregor Lomas and Peter Hughes 67
Solving Equations: Students' Algebraic Thinking Chris Linsell 60
Evaluation of Support for Pāngarau Teachers Working in Wharekura Pania Te Maro, Robin Averill and Joanna Higgins 101