What makes a difference to student mathematics learning? Developing connected mathematical thinking through a ‘Pattern and Structure’ approach

Mulligan, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Mathematics learning for all children can reach beyond basic numeracy to one that cultivates mathematical thinking and inspires pursuit of mathematical enquiry and problem solving. This workshop provides a framework for promoting mathematics learning through a ‘pattern and structure’ approach across all strands of the mathematics curriculum. which has been developed over the past decade in Australian schools. The Pattern and Structure Assessment interview (PASA) and the Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) K-3 has been developed through a research program with students aged 4 to 8 years. Assessment tasks and pattern-eliciting tasks involving students in modelling, representing, visualising, generalising and recording will be explored. The workshop will enable participants to develop practical strategies for analysing children’s structural development and documenting their progress in practice.
Period6 Sep 2019
Held atNSW Department of Education Early Action for Success Instructional Leaders Conference
Event typeConference
LocationSydney, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionRegional