TY - GEN

T1 - Integrating concepts and processes in early mathematics

T2 - Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (30th : 2006)

AU - Mulligan, Joanne

AU - Mitchelmore, Michael

AU - Prescott, Anne

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - A broad descriptive study of 103 first graders and 16 longitudinal case studies found that children's perception and representation of structure(1) generalised across a wide range of mathematical domains. Children's strategies showing use of pattern and structure were determined from task-based interviews. A high positive correlation (0.944) was found between children's performance on forty Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) tasks, and four stages of structural development: pre-structural, emergent, partial, and structural. Multiplicative structure, including unitising and partitioning, and 'spatial structuring', were found as critical to development of pattern and structure.

AB - A broad descriptive study of 103 first graders and 16 longitudinal case studies found that children's perception and representation of structure(1) generalised across a wide range of mathematical domains. Children's strategies showing use of pattern and structure were determined from task-based interviews. A high positive correlation (0.944) was found between children's performance on forty Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) tasks, and four stages of structural development: pre-structural, emergent, partial, and structural. Multiplicative structure, including unitising and partitioning, and 'spatial structuring', were found as critical to development of pattern and structure.

M3 - Conference proceeding contribution

T3 - PME Conference Proceedings

SP - 209

EP - 216

BT - PME 30: proceedings of the 30th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Vol 4

A2 - Novotná, J.

A2 - Moraová, H.

A2 - Krátká, M.

A2 - Stehlíková, N.

PB - INT GRP PSYCHOL MATH EDUC

CY - Prague, Czech Republic

Y2 - 16 July 2006 through 21 July 2006

ER -