Pre-schoolers' mathematical patterning

Marina Papic, Joanne Mulligan

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    This paper reports a study monitoring the development of 53 preschool children’s patterning skills in two matched preschools, in one of which a 6-month intervention promoting patterning was implemented The development of an interview-based assessment comprising identification, repetition, visual recall, extension, transformation, and representation of patterns is described, and a preliminary analysis of the interview data is presented. Children participating in the intervention program showed much greater improvement over the course of the 6 months than the non-intervention children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding connections
    Subtitle of host publicationresearch, theory and practice : proceedings of the annual conference held at RMIT, Melbourne, 7th-9th July 2005
    EditorsPhilip Clarkson, Ann Downton, Andrea McDonough, Robyn Pierce, Anne Roche, Marj Horne, Donna Gronn
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1920846077
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (28th : 2005) - Melbourne
    Duration: 7 Jul 20059 Jul 2005


    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (28th : 2005)

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