# Investigating children's understanding of the measurement of mass

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Cheeseman, Jill, McDonough, Andrea and Clarke, Doug. (2011) Investigating children's understanding of the measurement of mass. In J. Clark, B. Kissane and J. Mousley (Ed.).

*Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices: Proceedings of the 2011 AAMT-MERGA conference.*Australia: AAMT and MERGA. pp. 174 - 182

Authors | Cheeseman, Jill, McDonough, Andrea and Clarke, Doug |
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Abstract | In this paper, we discuss the use of a framework of “growth points” in early mathematics learning and a related, task-based, one-to-one interview in assessing children’s understanding of the measurement of mass. Data are presented from a sample of 1806 children in the first three years of school. An example of a child’s responses is given to illustrate the kinds of thinking revealed by interviewing young children about their developing concepts of mass. |

Year | 2011 |

Publisher | AAMT and MERGA |

Web address (URL) | https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=1661 |

Open access | Open access |

Publisher's version | |

Page range | 174 - 182 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

Editors | J. Clark, B. Kissane and J. Mousley |

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Cheeseman, Jill and Clarke, Doug McLean. (2005) Early numeracy coordinators in Victorian primary schools: Components of the role, highlights and challenges. In P. Clarkson, A. Downton and D. Gronn (Ed.).*Building connections: Research; theory and practice (Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia).*Melbourne, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 225 - 232

##### Mathematics teaching in grades K-2: Painting a picture of challenging; supportive and effective classrooms

Clarke, Douglas McLean and Clarke, Barbara. (2004) Mathematics teaching in grades K-2: Painting a picture of challenging; supportive and effective classrooms. In In R. N. Rubenstein and G. Bright (Ed.).*Perspectives on the Teaching of Mathematics (66th Yearbook)*pp. 67 - 81 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Investigating young children's beliefs about mathematics and learning :The use and value of a range of creative interview tasks

McDonough, Andrea Mary. (2004) Investigating young children's beliefs about mathematics and learning :The use and value of a range of creative interview tasks.*ICME-10 Proceedings Editor: Mogens Niss Administrative editor: Elin Emborg ICME-10 Proceedings.*Copenhagen,Denmark: International Commission on Mathematical Instruction. pp. 1 - 1

##### Making mathematics challenging and enjoyable in the middle years

Clarke, Doug. (2004) Making mathematics challenging and enjoyable in the middle years.*Australian Journal of Middle Schooling.*4(1), pp. 1 - 8.

##### Students' perceptions of factors contributing to successful participation in mathematics

McDonough, Andrea Mary, Sullivan, Peter and Harrison, Robyn Turner. (2004) Students' perceptions of factors contributing to successful participation in mathematics. In M. J. Hoines and A. B. Fugelstad (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the International group for the psychology of mathematics education.*Bergen, Norway: Bergen University College. pp. 289 - 296

##### Issues in the teaching of algorithms in the primary years

Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2004) Issues in the teaching of algorithms in the primary years. In In E. Clarke, L. Johansson and W. Lester (Ed.).*International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Mathematics*pp. 21 - 36 National Center for Mathematics Education.

##### When is three quarters not three quarters? Listening for conceptual understanding in children's explanations in a fraction interview

Mitchell, Annie and Clarke, Doug. (2004) When is three quarters not three quarters? Listening for conceptual understanding in children's explanations in a fraction interview. In Ian Putt, Rhonda Farragher and Mal McLean (Ed.).*Mathematics Education for the third millennium: Towards 2010, Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Townsville,Australia: James Cook University. pp. 367 - 373

##### When does the successful comparison of decimals reflect conceptual understanding?

Clarke, Douglas McLean and Roche, Anne. (2004) When does the successful comparison of decimals reflect conceptual understanding? In Ian Putt, Rhonda Farragher and Mal McLean (Ed.).*Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010 (Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia).*Townsville,Australia: James Cook University. pp. 486 - 493

##### Using questioning to elicit and develop children's mathematical thinking

Clarke, Barbara and Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2004) Using questioning to elicit and develop children's mathematical thinking. In In G.W. Bright and R.N. Rubenstein (Ed.).*Perspectives on the teaching of mathematics*pp. 5 - 10 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Encouraging perseverance in elementary mathematics

Clarke, Doug and Clarke, Barbara. (2003) Encouraging perseverance in elementary mathematics.*Teaching Children Mathematics.*

##### An issue in teaching and learning subtraction: What's the difference?

Clarke, Doug. (2003) An issue in teaching and learning subtraction: What's the difference?*Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom.*8(3), pp. 4 - 11.

##### Understanding; assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking

McDonough, A., Clarke, Doug and Clarke, Barbara. (2003) Understanding; assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking.*9th National Conference of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa.*Cape Town,South Africa: Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa. pp. 11 - 31

##### Assessing and developing measurement with young children

Clarke, Douglas McLean, Cheeseman, Jill and McDonough, Andrea Mary. (2003) Assessing and developing measurement with young children. In In D. H. Clements and G. Bright (Ed.).*Learning and Teaching Measurement*pp. 68 - 80 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

##### Describing the practice of effective teachers of mathematics in the early years

McDonough, Andrea Mary and Clarke, Doug McLean. (2003) Describing the practice of effective teachers of mathematics in the early years. In N. A. Pateman, B. J. Dougherty and J. Zilliox (Ed.).*Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics.*Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. pp. 261 - 268

##### Naïve and yet knowing: Young learners portray beliefs about mathematics and learning

McDonough, Andrea M.. (2002)*Naïve and yet knowing: Young learners portray beliefs about mathematics and learning*[Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a8e4d814b7aa

##### Understanding assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking: Research as a powerful tool for professional growth

Clarke, Doug. (2001) Understanding assessing and developing young children's mathematical thinking: Research as a powerful tool for professional growth.*24th Annual MERGA Conference.*pp. 11 - 29