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Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic



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This CD supports the teaching of number and arithmetic from early primary into junior secondary years. It explains the important mathematical principles underlying the subject and demonstrates how these can be explained to students and shows both expert performance and intermediate stages. It is useful for both practising teachers and teacher education students.

Development Team

Kyla Marston - Project Director and editor

Kyla ran the project for its duration and had a wide range of tasks which included; content development, assembling content, editing, negotiating with academic advisors and technical staff, integrating technologies, creating web pages, making movies, troubleshooting, producing timelines and progress reports, adhering to the budget, and organising production and distribution of the CD-ROM.

Kaye Stacey - Project Leader and editor

Kaye devised the original concept behind the CD-ROM, particularly the QuickTime movies. Kaye also edited and advised on all topics and contributed to the Teaching Connections components. Some of the content from the Teaching and Learning about Whole Numbers web site, which was created by Kaye Stacey and Nancy Varughese, has been included on this CD-ROM.

Gary Asp - Academic Advisor

Gary was the content expert for the development of the Fractions topic and can be heard on the CD-ROM providing thorough explanations on some Fractions and Whole numbers movies.

Helen Norbury - Academic Advisor

Helen advised on the content for a range of topics and contributed to the Teaching Connections components of the resource.

Gloria Stillman - Project Leader and Academic Advisor

Gloria primarily advised on the Measurement and Percent, Ratio and Rates content and assisted with other topics. She also contributed to the Teaching Connections components of the resource.

Vicki Steinle - Academic Advisor

Vicki was the content expert for the Decimals topic and allowed us to use some visuals from the Decimals Project web site.

Kelly Miller - Project Assistant

Kelly undertook a range of tasks including making movies, editing content and proofreading. Kelly's voice makes her movies a pleasure to listen to!

Nancy Varughese - Academic Advisor

Some of the content from the Teaching and Learning about Whole Numbers web site, which was created by Kaye Stacey and Nancy Varughese, has been included on this CD-ROM.

Sarah Macdonald - Project Assistant

Sarah assisted with the decimals topic content development, proofreading and making movies during her 4 week involvement with the project.

Helena Anderson - Layout Designer

Helena is responsible for the clean look and easy to use navigation of the CD-ROM. Her expert advice on web development was invaluable.

Tony Zara - Graphic Designer

Tony designed the cover of the CD-ROM and created the icons and many of the graphics used throughout the site. He also provided technical assistance with some of the multimedia elements of the CD-ROM.


This project was funded by an IT Development Grant obtained from the Teaching and Learning (Multimedia and Educational Technology) Committee, through the Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne 2000 - 2001.


The University of Melbourne

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Copyright Information

The materials on this resource are copyright of the authors under the University of Melbourne Intellectual Property agreement, unless where otherwise specified. Permission is granted to teachers to make paper copies of these materials for use with their own students or colleagues within one school, provided that full recognition is properly and duly noted. Permission is not granted for commercial use.

Teaching Number in the Middle Years © 2011
Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic © 2003
Teaching Mental and Written Computation © 2003
Learning and Teaching about Decimals © 2006

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