The pattern and structure of the Australian curriculum-mathematics

Catherine McCluskey, Joanne Mulligan, Michael Mitchelmore

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    Abstract

    The mathematical proficiencies in the Australian Curriculum—Mathematics describe the processes students are engaged in while developing mathematical concepts (ACARA, 2014). This presentation focuses on how the proficiencies: understanding, problem solving, reasoning and fluency, may work together to build patterns of thinking which can lead to generalised understandings of mathematical concepts. The authors connect the combined role of these proficiencies with a proposed Generalised Model of Patterning (McCluskey, Mitchelmore, & Mulligan, 2013), highlighting the role of patterning in the development of conceptual understandings within and beyond mathematics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics education in the margins
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38)
    EditorsMargaret Marshman, Vince Geiger, Anne Bennison
    Place of PublicationSunshine Coast
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages687
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)9781920846282
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (38th : 2015) - Sunshine Coast
    Duration: 28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (38th : 2015)
    CitySunshine Coast
    Period28/06/152/07/15

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    McCluskey, C., Mulligan, J., & Mitchelmore, M. (2015). The pattern and structure of the Australian curriculum-mathematics. In M. Marshman, V. Geiger, & A. Bennison (Eds.), Mathematics education in the margins: proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38) (pp. 687). Sunshine Coast: MERGA.