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An evaluation of the pattern and structure mathematics awareness program in the early school years

Mulligan, Joanne, English, Lyn D., Mitchelmore, Mike, Welsby, Sara, & Crevensten, Nathan (2011) An evaluation of the pattern and structure mathematics awareness program in the early school years. In Clark, Julie, Kissane, Barry, Mousley, Judith, Spencer, Toby, & Thornton, Steve (Eds.) Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference 2011, The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. & Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Alice Springs, pp. 548-556.

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Abstract

This paper reports a 2-year longitudinal study on the effectiveness of the Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP) on students’ mathematical development. The study involved 316 Kindergarten students in 17 classes from four schools in Sydney and Brisbane. The development of the PASA assessment interview and scale are presented. The intervention program provided explicit instruction in mathematical pattern and structure that enhanced the development of students’ spatial structuring, multiplicative reasoning, and emergent generalisations. This paper presents the initial findings of the impact of the PASMAP and illustrates students’ structural development.

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ID Code: 47315
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: pattern, structure, young children, modelling
ISBN: 9781875900695
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 2011 AAMT & MERGA
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2011 08:47
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 04:01

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