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Creating a supportive learning environment

A supportive mathematics and statistics learning environment is built around an ethic of care.

In a supportive learning environment the teacher is:

  • listening to all student responses
  • valuing student contributions (BES p. 56)
  • accepting all student responses as part of the learning process
  • being aware of literacy implications of mathematical and statistical tasks
  • sharing of numeracy data with teachers in other departments
  • including parents, caregivers and whānau in what is happening in mathematics and statistics classrooms
  • expecting all students to be able to do mathematics and statistics with understanding
  • respecting and valuing the mathematics and cultures that students bring to the class room (Effective Pedagogy in Mathematics p. 7).

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Last updated September 5, 2018