affirms the uniqueness in other populations and groups and is categorically interested in what makes African American males similar to or like others, AAMT
also is concerned with examining and discovering what is distinctive about this population as a group and individual distinctions within the group.
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By making regular contact with people in government and accrediting agencies, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, AAMT
is educating important audiences on the continuing need for medical transcriptionists.
What I loved about the AAMT
Capital Maths Conference was that every session I attended made me think.
Some excellent resources are featured in this issue including the 2017 AAMT
mathematics calendar which is a source of some good pictures and interesting ideas to use as classroom starters or discussion points.
The importance of assessment is also reflected in the AAMT
, 2006) where excellent teachers are described as using a wide variety of assessment strategies that continually gather evidence of student learning and use that data to inform instruction and provide feedback to students.
Following the AAMT
Policy on Numeracy Education in Schools (1998), there is no doubt that all teachers must be able to teach numeracy as relevant to the discipline areas in which they teach.
The conference was a celebration of the past 50 years of the AAMT
as well as a discussion about the future role of the AAMT
and its state affiliates in the support of mathematics education.
It is interesting to see that Steve is still very active as the Executive Director of reSolve: Maths by Inquiry Project, a collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and AAMT
Similarly, the proceedings of the AAMT
conference Springboards into numeracy suggests that "being numerate empowers people and allows them to be critical users and developers of mathematics within specific contexts" (AAMT
More than ten years ago AAMT
developed a set of professional standards that identified the knowledge, attributes, and practices required for excellent teaching of mathematics.
Steve Thornton was the Secretary of AAMT
when this column was originally published in 1996, for the first edition of the Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (APMC).