Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure (AMPS) has been described as a general construct that underpins early mathematical development. To measure and validate AMPS, a 14-16 item interview-based instrument (the Pattern and Structure Assessment, PASA) was re-constructed, administered to a reference sample of 618, 5 to 6-year olds, and subjected to a Rasch analysis. PASA provided a reliable and valid measure of AMPS and was found highly correlated with a test of mathematical achievement (PATMaths). PASA advances early numeracy assessment and learning by integrating structural aspects: sequences, shape and alignment, equal spacing, structured counting and partitioning, linked to a pedagogical program (PASMAP).
|Title of host publication||Mathematics education research – learning, instruction, outcomes & xexus?|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 41)|
|Editors||Berinderjeet Kaur, Weng Kin Ho, Tin Lam Toh, Ban Heng Choy|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (41st : 2017) - , Singapore|
Duration: 17 Jul 2017 → 22 Jul 2017
|Conference||Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (41st : 2017)|
|Abbreviated title||PME 41|
|Period||17/07/17 → 22/07/17|
Mitchelmore, M., & Mulligan, J. (2017). Developing a scale to measure awareness of mathematical pattern and structure (AMPS). In B. Kaur, W. K. Ho, T. L. Toh, & B. H. Choy (Eds.), Mathematics education research – learning, instruction, outcomes & xexus?: Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 41) (Vol. 3, pp. 257-264). Singapore: PME.