Implementing a pattern and structure mathematics awareness program (PASMAP) in kindergarten

Joanne Mulligan, Michael Mitchelmore, Lyn D. English, Gregory Robertson

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an interim report of a large empirical evaluation study in progress. An intervention was implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP) on Kindergarten students’ mathematical development. Four large schools (two from Sydney and two from Brisbane), 16 teachers and their 316 students participated in the first phase of a 2-year longitudinal study. Eight of 16 classes implemented the PASMAP program over three school terms. This paper provides an overview of key aspects of the intervention, and preliminary analysis of the impact of PASMAP on students’ representation, abstraction and generalisation of mathematical ideas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationShaping the future of mathematics education
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia held at John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle, 3-7 July 2010
    EditorsLen Sparrow, Barry Kissane, Chris Hunt
    Place of PublicationFremantle, Australia
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages797-804
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781920846251
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (33rd : 2010) - Fremantle
    Duration: 3 Jul 20107 Jul 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (33rd : 2010)
    CityFremantle
    Period3/07/107/07/10

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    Copyright Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated. Original published at http://www.merga.net.au/documents/MERGA33_MulliganEtAl.pdf. Version archived for private and non‐commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further reproduction rights please contact the publisher at http://www.merga.net.au.

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    Mulligan, J., Mitchelmore, M., English, L. D., & Robertson, G. (2010). Implementing a pattern and structure mathematics awareness program (PASMAP) in kindergarten. In L. Sparrow, B. Kissane, & C. Hunt (Eds.), Shaping the future of mathematics education: proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia held at John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle, 3-7 July 2010 (pp. 797-804). Fremantle, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.