Young Indigenous students en route to generalising growing patterns

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Miller, Jodie 2016. Young Indigenous students en route to generalising growing patterns. B. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm (ed.) 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 471 - 478
AuthorsMiller, Jodie
Abstract

This paper presents a hypothesised learning trajectory for a Year 3 Indigenous student en route to generalising growing patterns. The trajectory emerged from data collected across a teaching experiment (students n=18; including a pre-test and three 45-minute mathematics lessons) and clinical interviews (n=3). A case study of one student is presented as a representative of high achieving students’ progression and shifts in learning. Results suggest that students are capable of functional thinking, which contradicts the notion of young students can only engage with recursive pattern sequences. In addition, particular teaching actions assisted in promoting shifts in developing students’ capability to generalise growing patterns.

Year2016
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=2757
Book titleOpening Up Mathematics Education: Research Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Page range471 - 478
ISBN9781920846299
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Place of publicationAustralia
EditorsB. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm
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