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Numeracy: What Classroom Teachers Should Know

Numeracy: What Classroom Teachers Should Know

What is numeracy in an Australian context?

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What are the criteria?

The expression of interest requires short statements (approximately 250 words) related to the following criteria. The explanatory notes in italic below will help guide your thinking and formulation of your response. You are urged to ‘sell yourself’ through what you write.


What we are looking for are people with a sound, coherent knowledge of the mathematics appropriate to the student level they teach, along with an appreciation of the broader mathematics curriculum.

  • Your experience as an educator and in seeking and providing professional support for their colleagues.

Champions will have a history of contributing to the improvement of mathematics teaching by actively engaging and collaborating with colleagues both individually and in teams, in formal and informal professional learning – at least some of seeking advice; sharing insights, practices and resources; supporting and mentoring others; networking and providing feedback.

Personal qualities:

  • Outline your positive disposition to mathematics and its learning, and to working with colleagues.

Champions will need to be advocates for mathematics, and for using reSolve resources and approaches to improve mathematics outcomes for students.

  • Describe your skills in networking with others in person or using technologies.

The capacity to build and maintain personal professional connections and relationships will be important to success as a Champion.

  • Describe how you are self-reflective and able to learn as you go.

Whilst Champions will have some unique and specialised knowledge and skills, to be successful they will also need to be learners to further develop as teachers of mathematics. Often this will require learning by reflecting on experiences. They will also need to be flexible and adaptable when working with others.

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