Conceptual connectivity in mathematics

Joanne Mulligan, Geoff Woolcott

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    Abstract

    Human environmental interactions involve general conceptual connectivity processes such as categorisation, abstraction and generalisation. These are linked to the development of mathematics concepts, but research in this area is relatively new in mathematics education. A conceptual connectivity lens, however, has been used in cases where there are difficulties in mathematics learning, such as developmental dyscalculia, as well as in studies of mathematical pattern and structure with young gifted children. This presentation suggests that such studies support the determination that individual differences in processing of environmental information are an important way forward in understanding what underpins mathematics conceptual development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages688
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (38th : 2015) - Sunshine Coast
    Duration: 28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (38th : 2015)
    CitySunshine Coast
    Period28/06/152/07/15

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    Mulligan, J., & Woolcott, G. (2015). Conceptual connectivity in mathematics. 688. Abstract from Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (38th : 2015), Sunshine Coast, .