The role of pattern and structure in early mathematics learning : an evaluation study in the first year of formal schooling

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The role of pattern and structure in early mathematics learning : an evaluation study in the first year of formal schooling

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Mathematics Research Group of Australasia
Keywords
  • Structure
  • Pattern
  • 130200 Curriculum And Pedagogy
  • 130208 Mathematics And Numeracy Curriculum And Pedagogy
  • Early Mathematics

Abstract

Microsoft Word - INS_Eprints Cover Sheet_Apr08.doc QUT Digital Repository: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/ English, Lyn D. and Mulligan, Joanne and Mitchelmore, Mike (2008) The role of pattern and structure in early mathematics learning : an evaluation study in the first year of formal schooling. In: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference, 28 June - 1 July 2008, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. © Copyright 2008 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated The Role of Pattern and Structure in Early Mathematics Learning: An Evaluation Study in the First Year of Formal Schooling Joanne Mulligan Macquarie University <[email protected]> Lyn English Queensland University of Technology <[email protected]> Mike Mitchelmore Macquarie University <[email protected]> An evaluation study aims to validate a new conceptual framework for mathematics learning based on the development of pattern and structure. It will evaluate the effectiveness of a school- entry mathematics program built on this framework using classroom observations and an interview-based student assessment. The Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) focuses on unit of repeat, multiplicative reasoning, spatial structuring and congruence and similarity. The program will be evaluated in Kindergarten classes from four large primary schools in Brisbane and Sydney. Key Words: ALGE Algebra EARC Early Childhood, VISI Visual Imagery REPR Representations SPAT Spatial Concepts

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