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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