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"If they don't care, then I won't": The importance of caring about our students' mathematics learning

Robin Averill and Megan Clark

Literature provides a strong case for the importance of teachers caring about their students' mathematics achievement, and provides a wide range of ways teachers can show such care to their students. This article describes New Zealand students' and teachers' views on the importance of teachers caring about mathematics progress and identifies key features found in three Year 10 multicultural mathematics classrooms where teachers show such caring.

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