A developing framework for identifying young children's engagement with spatial features of play spaces

Catherine McCluskey, Joanne Mulligan

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Abstract

In this presentation, we report on our initial analysis of preschool children’s engagement with spatial features of play spaces. The analysis focusses on noticing an awareness of mathematical pattern and structure (AMPS) evident in their play. The notion of spatial structure in play contexts will distinguish features of dynamic action such as children’s movement through play spaces and the comparison, transformation, and navigation of 3D objects. The pattern and structure of mathematical concepts identified in this analysis will be compared with those evident in the Pattern and Structural Awareness Program (PASMAP, Mulligan & Mitchelmore, 2016). Future areas for research will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40 years on: we are still learning
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 40th Annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsAnn Patricia Downton, Sharyn Livy, Jennifer Hall
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event40 years on: We are still learning: 40th Annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017
Conference number: 40

Conference

Conference40 years on: We are still learning
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period2/07/176/07/17

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McCluskey, C., & Mulligan, J. (2017). A developing framework for identifying young children's engagement with spatial features of play spaces. In A. P. Downton, S. Livy, & J. Hall (Eds.), 40 years on: we are still learning: proceedings of the 40th Annual conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Melbourne: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.