A Study of mathematical patterning in early chldhood settings

Waters, Jillian L. (2004) A Study of mathematical patterning in early chldhood settings. In Putt, Ian, Faragher, Rhonda, & MacLean, Mal (Eds.) Mathematics education for the 3rd milllennium: Towards 2010. Th 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 27 - 30 June 2004, Townsville, Queensland , Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation of the nature and extent of teacher’s knowledge of mathematical patterning and how this knowledge is applied in their daily planning and day-to-day interactions with children. Two case studies indicated that teachers acknowledged the salient role of mathematical patterning and were satisfied with their understanding of patterning processes. However observation of these teachers’ classes suggests that there were limited worthwhile patterning opportunities for children.

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ID Code: 4255
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: j.fox@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: early childhood, mathematical patterning, teacher knowledge
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 MERGA
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 24 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:09

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