Designing a pedagogical program to support spatial reasoning in the primary school

Joanne Mulligan, Geoffrey Woolcott, Michael Mitchelmore, Brent Davis

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    Abstract

    This presentation provides an overview of the development and implementation of a Spatial Reasoning Mathematics Program (SRMP) in Grades 3 to 4, drawn from a larger study of spatial reasoning and mathematics learning*. Classroom teachers are integral to the development and implementation of the SRMP, supported by the project team and professional learning. Key components of the SRMP connect students’ experiences of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional patterns and structures with spatial reasoning tasks. These tasks focus on collinearity, transformation, perspective taking and mapping. Students are assessed on spatial reasoning, general mathematics ability and pattern and structure, as well as tracking of individual profiles of learning. Preliminary findings of the project will be reported.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaking waves, opening spaces
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsJodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages754
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)9781920846282
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (41st : 2018) - Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (41st : 2018)
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityAuckland
    Period1/07/185/07/18

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