The Learning Framework in Number
The Learning Framework in Number was developed for the Count Me In Too project in 1996 by Professor Bob Wright. It draws on a range of theories from research projects conducted over the last fifteen years. These projects investigated the formation of number concepts in children in Australia and overseas.
The framework outlines how students move from using naive strategies to increasingly sophisticated strategies in order to solve number problems. It can be used to sequence instruction.
The Learning Framework in Number provides teachers with:
- an explicit framework of students' strategies in early number showing increasing levels of sophistication.
- a range of exemplary tasks that can be used for assessment and teaching purposes.
During 1999 the layout of the learning framework was reorganised to make the dual processes of counting and grouping more apparent. The role that the formation of units plays in multiplication and division as well as place value and measurement is now more obvious within the framework.