**ERIC Number:**ED370761

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1992

**Pages:**622

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-9596844-4-1

**ISSN:**N/A

Space--The First and Final Frontier. Conference Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (15th, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, July 4-8, 1992).

Southwell, Beth, Ed.; And Others

A conference proceedings on mathematics education research contained the following keynote addresses: "Doing and Constructing Mathematics in Screen-Space" (Mason); "Students' Understanding of Geometry: Theoretical Perspectives" (Pegg); "The Australian Research Council and its Role in Supporting Education Research" (Brennan); "Bringing Theory into the Classroom: The School as a Learning Environment for Teachers" (Skemp); and "Australian Space--Pushing Back the Frontiers" (Harris). Paper presentations included the following: "Images and Definitions of Functions in Australian Schools and Universities" (Arnold); "Technology Enriched Instruction in Year 9 Algebra" (Asp et al.); "The Structured Classroom Interactions Schedule (SCIS): A Validation Study" (Atweh et al.); "Students' Manipulation of Algebra Symbols and Their Awareness of the Corresponding Conceputal Relationships" (Bell, Malone); "Challenging Primary Student Teachers' Views about Mathematics Education" (Biddulph); "The Graphics Calculator in Tertiary Mathematics" (Boers, Jones); "Constructivism, Learning and Cognitive Representation: The Case of Fraction Ideas" (Booker); "Mathematics Education in First Year Pre-service Primary Teachers" (Buckingham); "Professional Development and the Secondary Mathematics Teacher: A Case Study" (Clarke et al.); "The Other Consequences of a Problem-Based Mathematics Curriculum" (Clarke et al.); "Multimodal Functioning in Novel Mathematical Problem Solving" (Collis et al.); "Letting Children Design the Curriculum" (Doig, Lindsey); "Some Pluses and Minuses of Radical Constructivism in Mathematics Education" (Ellerton, Clements); "Implications of Newman Research for the Issue of 'What is Basic in School Mathematics?'" (Ellerton, Clements); "Calculus Students' Sources of Conviction" (Frid); "Assessment in Mathematics--Some Alternatives" (Grimison); "From Procedural Analogy to Understanding" (Hall); "Mathematics, Computers and 'At-Risk' Preschoolers" (Hall, Elliott); "A Comparison of Pattern-Based and Equation-Solving Approaches to Algebra" (MacGregor, Stacey); "Bridging Mathematics Students: Attitudes, Autonomous Learning Behaviours, and Problem Solving" (Milne); "Children's Solutions to Partition Problems" (Mulligan); "Factors Pertinent to Children's Responsiveness in Spatial Problem-Solving Activities" (Owens); "Cognitive Difficulties in Early Algebra" (Quinlan); "Pre-service Primary Teachers' Attitudes to Teaching Mathematics: A Reappraisal of a Recently Developed Instrument" (Relich, Way); "Children's Approaches to Mathematical Problem Solving" (Siemon); "Using Open Questions for Teaching: A Classroom Experiment" (Sullivan); "An Analysis of Children's Understanding of Numeration" (Thomas); "Children's Understanding of the Independence of Random Generators" (Truran, J.); and "Abstract Thinking in Rates of Change and Derivative" (White, Mitchelmore). (MDH/AA)

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Preschool Education, Probability, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes

**Publication Type:**Collected Works - Proceedings

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Researchers

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, (Australia).

**Identifiers:**Asia; Australia; Mathematics Education Research