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“Oh no! Not fractions!” The anxiety that students (and teachers) experience with this core mathematical topic prompted the editors to bring together research on the teaching and learning of fractions.

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Professional Knowledge

Teachers draw on a body of professional knowledge and research to respond to the needs of other students within their educational contexts.  Teachers know their students well, including their diverse linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds...Teachers understand what constitutes effective, developmentally appropriate strategies in their learning and teaching programs...(AITSL).

Standard 1: Know learners

Know Indigenous learners and know how they learn: be aware, be connected, be sensitive.

Standard 2: Know content

Know the mathematics content and know the different ways to teach it effectively to Indigenous learners: be a mathematician, be a learner, be coherent and creative.