Numeracy in the News
Credits, Contacts, and Copyright

The Mercury

The newspaper articles appearing here were collected from the Mercury and other News Limited newspapers.

Newspapers in Education is an educational initiative of News Limited.

Rod Boucher
Education Services Manager,
The Mercury
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Phone: (03) 6230 0736
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University of Tasmania

Student questions and teacher discussions were written by Dr. Jane Watson of the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania.

Jane Watson
Reader, Mathematics Education
Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252-66, Hobart, TASMANIA 7001, Australia

Phone: (03) 6226 2570
Fax: (03) 6226 2569

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The production and technical design were coordinated by Mr. Jonathan Moritz and Mrs. Sue Anderson of the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania.


Revision History

The original development, in 1997, was funded by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) under the Strategic Initiatives Element of the National Professional Development Program. It formed part of a project entitled, "Learning the Unlikely at Distance Delivered as an Information Technology Enterprise", which was run by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. AAMT during 1996-1997.

The updating of the site in 1999 was subsidized by the Mathematical Association of Tasmania.

The updating of the site in 2001-2002 was subsidized by a Teaching Development Grant at the University of Tasmania. Bachelor of Teaching students selected articles and wrote Student Questions and Teacher Discussions. An article concerning this project is to be published:

Watson, J. M. & Moritz, J. B. (in press). Quantitative literacy for pre-service teachers via the internet. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development.

© Copyright

News articles: © 1997-2001. Copyright Reserved, News Limited.
Discussions: © 1997-2001. Copyright Reserved, Commonwealth of Australia and University of Tasmania.

The News articles, Student Questions, and Teacher Discussions may be reproduced for school classroom use only, provided acknowledgement is given to the website address. Otherwise not to be reproduced without permission.

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 The Hobart campus of
the University of Tasmania

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Last updated: February 2002