In search of mathematical structure: looking back, beneath, and beyond - 40 years on

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    Abstract

    This presentation reflects on over three decades of research focused on the development of mathematical structure. 'Looking back', it traces the key theoretical influences that informed a series of studies on children's imagery, patterns and relationships including multiplicative reasoning and spatial structuring. 'Looking beneath', the development of Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure is highlighted through an interview-based assessment and pedagogical program. 'Looking beyond', it raises key questions about the importance of developing deep mathematical thinking leading to generalisation, and realising this possibility for young children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication40 years on : we are still learning!
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia : MERGA 40
    EditorsAnn Downton, Sharyn Livy, Jennifer Hall
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages32-41
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781920846305
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (40th : 2017) - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (40th : 2017)
    Abbreviated titleMERGA 10
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period2/07/176/07/17

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