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Implementing a Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) in kindergarten

Mulligan, Joanne, English, Lyn, Mitchelmore, Mike, & Robertson, Greg (2010) Implementing a Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) in kindergarten. In Sparrow, Len, Kissane, Barry, & Hurst, Chris (Eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Fremantle, Western Australia, July 3-7, 2010, MERGA Inc., John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle.

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Abstract

This paper provides an interim report of a large empirical evaluation study in progress. An intervention was implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP) on Kindergarten students’ mathematical development. Four large schools (two from Sydney and two from Brisbane), 16 teachers and their 316 students participated in the first phase of a 2-year longitudinal study. Eight of 16 classes implemented the PASMAP program over three school terms. This paper provides an overview of key aspects of the intervention, and preliminary analysis of the impact of PASMAP on students’ representation, abstraction and generalisation of mathematical ideas.

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ID Code: 38008
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Pattern, Structure, Early mathematics
ISBN: 9781920846251
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 MERGA, Inc.
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2010 10:35
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:11

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