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

Joanne T. Mulligan, Lyn D. English, Michael C. Mitchelmore, Sara M. Welsby, Nathan Crevensten

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionpeer-review

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics
    Subtitle of host publicationtraditions and [new] practices : proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference, held in Alice Springs, 3-7 July 2011
    EditorsJulie Clark, Barry Kissane, Judith Mousley, Toby Spencer, Steve Thornton
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherAAMT and MERGA
    Pages548-556
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781875900701
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (34th : 2011) - Alice Springs, NT
    Duration: 3 Jul 20117 Jul 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (34th : 2011)
    CityAlice Springs, NT
    Period3/07/117/07/11

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'An Evaluation of the pattern and structure mathematics awareness program in the early school years'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this