Maths researcher wins national award

A curriculum expert in the department has received a prestigious award for research into mathematics.

Peter Gould, a leader on the Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan, was presented the Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award for his research on the stumbling blocks that prevented Year 4 learners from understanding fractions.

Each year the award is given to a researcher who is judged to have the most practical use associated with their work. The award is sponsored by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.

Dr Gould's research revealed the problems with fractions affected students regardless of their socio-economic status.

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