Research affirms that pattern and structure underlie the development of a broad range of mathematical concepts. However, the concept of pattern also occurs in other fields. This theoretical paper explores pattern recognition, a neurological construct based on the work of Goldberg (2005), and pattern as defined in the field of mathematics to highlight what is intrinsically similar about the concept in these domains. An emerging model of patterning is proposed to describe this relationship.
|Title of host publication||Mathematics education|
|Subtitle of host publication||yesterday, today and tomorrow : proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Editors||Vicki Steinle, Lynda Ball, Caroline Bardini|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (36th : 2013) - Melbourne|
Duration: 7 Jul 2013 → 11 Jul 2013
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (36th : 2013)|
|Period||7/07/13 → 11/07/13|
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McCluskey, C., Mitchelmore, M., & Mulligan, J. (2013). Does an ability to pattern indicate that our thinking is mathematical? In V. Steinle, L. Ball, & C. Bardini (Eds.), Mathematics education: yesterday, today and tomorrow : proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 482-489). Adelaide: MERGA.