Developing communities of mathematical inquiry
Case 1, ‘Developing communities of mathematical inquiry’, illustrates how two teachers developed teaching practices that were highly effective for diverse learners. The case focuses on how these teachers accelerated the mathematics achievement of their year 4 to 6 students, most of whom were Māori or Pasifika.
Author(s): Ministry of Education
Date Published: Only released on Education Counts March 2011
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