Findings From the NZ Numeracy Development Projects 2008

Compendium cover. A compendium of research findings from the 2008 Numeracy Development Project has been compiled and is available from this page.  The 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 evaluation.

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 (1.1MB) summarising the findings of the research projects around the Numeracy Project was released alongside the compendium.

Findings From the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2008

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Derek Holton 35
The Numeracy Development Projects’ Longitudinal Study: How Did the Students Perform in Year 7? Gill Thomas and Andrew Tagg 127
Patterns of Performance and Progress of NDP Students in 2008 Jenny Young-Loveridge 124
Longitudinal Patterns of Performance: Te Poutama Tau Tony Trinick and Brendan Stevenson 95
Te Poutama Tau Student Performance in asTTle Tony Trinick 89
Supporting Multiplicative Thinking: Multi-digit Multiplication Using Array-based Materials Jenny Young-Loveridge and Judith Mills 293
Some Strategies Used in Mathematics by Māori-medium Students Ngāwera Hāwera and Merilyn Taylor 60
Linking Teacher Knowledge and Student Outcomes Jenny Ward and Gill Thomas 77
Mathematics from Early Childhood to School: Investigation into Transition Ngaire Davies 78
Explorations of Year 6 to Year 7 Transition in Numeracy Brenda Bicknell and Roberta Hunter 81
Embedding the Numeracy Development Projects in Two Schools Joanna Higgins and Linda Bonne 64
Networks of Support and Influence in the Numeracy Development Projects: A Case Study of Two Schools Joanna Higgins and Linda Bonne 243
The Role of the Diagnostic Interview in the Numeracy Development Projects Joanna Higgins and Linda Bonne 69
The Impact of Two Professional Development Programmes for Numeracy “Pick-ups”: Teachers’ Perceptions of Valued Aspects Gregor Lomas 71
Numeracy Development Projects’ Patterns of Performance and Progress: National Pick-up Programme 2008 Andrew Tagg ansd Gill Thomas 100
Do Groupies Do Better? Perceptions of Practising Teachers Undertaking Tertiary Study in Mathematics Margaret Thomson 63

Findings from the New Zealand Secondary Numeracy Project 2008

File Author Size (KB)
FOREWORD Kevin Hannah 41
Performance of SNP Students on the Number Framework Andrew Tagg and Gill Thomas 83
Written and Oral Assessments of Secondary Students’ Number Strategies: Ongoing Development Of A Written Assessment Tool Gregor Lomas and Peter Hughes 79
Students’ Knowledge and Strategies for Solving Equations Chris Linsell 101
Senior Secondary Numeracy Practices in Successful Schools Roger Harvey and Robin Averill 81
Fostering the Growth of Teacher Networks within Professional Development: Kaiako Wharekura Working in Pāngarau Pania Te Maro, Robin Averill, Joanna Higgins and Brian Tweed 89
Student Learning and Understanding in the CAS Pilot Project Alex Neill and Teresa Maguire 158