TY - GEN

T1 - Promoting mathematical pattern and structure in the first year of schooling

T2 - an intervention study

AU - Mulligan, Joanne

AU - Mitchelmore, Michael

AU - Marston, Jennifer

AU - Highfield, Kate

AU - Kemp, Coral

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Using a design approach, this study monitors the growth in mathematics learning of ten Kindergarten students engaged in a Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) over 15 weekly teaching episodes. Pre- and post- interviews using a Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) and standardised measures indicated substantial growth across number, measurement and geometry concepts. Qualitative analyses of digital recordings and students' representations provided complementary evidence of their invented symbolisations and generalisations in repetitions and growing patterns. Improvements in mathematical processes such as skip counting, multiplicative thinking, unitising and partitioning, similarity and congruence, and area measurement were observed.

AB - Using a design approach, this study monitors the growth in mathematics learning of ten Kindergarten students engaged in a Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP) over 15 weekly teaching episodes. Pre- and post- interviews using a Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) and standardised measures indicated substantial growth across number, measurement and geometry concepts. Qualitative analyses of digital recordings and students' representations provided complementary evidence of their invented symbolisations and generalisations in repetitions and growing patterns. Improvements in mathematical processes such as skip counting, multiplicative thinking, unitising and partitioning, similarity and congruence, and area measurement were observed.

M3 - Conference proceeding contribution

T3 - PME Conference Proceedings

SP - 1

EP - 8

BT - Proceedings of the joint meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA xxx, Vol 4

A2 - Figueras, O

A2 - Cortina, JL

A2 - Alatorre, S

A2 - Rojano, T

A2 - Sepulveda, A

PB - INT GRP PSYCHOL MATH EDUC

CY - Morelia, México

ER -