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Livy, Sharyn; Downton, Ann; Reinhold, Simone; Wöller, Susanne – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
While spatial reasoning skills have been found to predict mathematical achievement, little is known about how primary students' conceptual understanding of three-dimensional objects develops. This paper reports insights into a Year 4 student's spatial reasoning when constructing and describing the properties of rectangular prisms, using Froebel's…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students
Miller, Jodie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
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…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Case Studies, Pretesting
Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Bicknell, Brenda – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper outlines a framework to explain the early development of place-value understanding based on an analysis of data from 84 five- to seven-year-old children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The children were assessed individually on number knowledge tasks (recalled facts, subitizing, counting, place-value understanding) and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Early Childhood Education, Student Diversity, Mathematics Achievement
Thomas, Margaret; McDonough, Andrea; Clarkson, Philip; Clarke, Doug – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Although an understanding of time is crucial in our society, curriculum documents have an undue emphasis on reading time and little emphasis on core underlying ideas. Given this context, a one-to-one assessment interview, based on a new framework, was developed and administered to investigate students' understanding of core ideas undergirding the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Time, Fundamental Concepts, Program Development
Wright, Vince – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Visual and analytic strategies are features of students' schemes for spatial tasks. The strategies used by six students to anticipate the folding of nets were investigated. Evidence suggested that visual and analytic strategies were strongly connected in competent performance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Mathematical Concepts, Spatial Ability
Jazby, Dan – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Most studies which investigate mathematics teacher noticing cast perception into a passive role. This study develops an ecological analysis of mathematics teachers' noticing in order to investigate how teachers actively look for information in classroom environments. This method of analysis is applied to data collected as an experienced primary…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Perception, Classroom Environment, Experienced Teachers
Herbert, Sandra; Widjaja, Wanty; Bragg, Leicha A.; Loong, Esther; Vale, Colleen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Reasoning is an important aspect in the understanding and learning of mathematics. This paper reports on a case study presenting one Australian primary teacher's reflections regarding the role played by a professional learning program in her developing understanding of mathematical reasoning. Examination of the transcripts of two interviews…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Logic
Brown, Raymond; Redmond, Trevor – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper explores the construction of classroom contexts facilitative of student engagement in Mathematics. Employing a form of discourse analysis framed within a participation approach to learning, the paper provides insights into the construction of such contexts. The affordances and constraints of constructing such a context are discussed in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
Anthony, Glenda; Hunter, Roberta; Hunter, Jodie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Grouping children by achievement levels is a thriving practice in New Zealand primary school mathematics classrooms. In this paper we look at the impact of a formative intervention project--"Developing Communities of Mathematics Inquiry"--that required a whole-school shift to mixed achievement grouping. Engeström's Cultural Historical…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Elementary School Mathematics, Intervention
Allmond, Sue; Hillman, Jude; Huntly, Karen; Makar, Katie; O'Brien, Mia – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Intellectual risk is valued among 21st century skills. Three primary teachers who promoted positive learning within mathematical inquiry collaborated with researchers to design and apply a rubric to assess children's progress in taking intellectual risks twice during the year. Results suggest that handling setbacks and giving feedback to peers…
Descriptors: Risk, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning
Fitzallen, Noleine – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Research that has explored students' interpretations of graphical representations has not extended to include how students apply understanding of particular statistical concepts related to one graphical representation to interpret different representations. This paper reports on the way in which students' understanding of covariation, evidenced…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Graphs, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Teaching
Cortina, Jose Luis; Visnovska, Jana – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Fractions are a well-researched area; yet, student learning of fractions remains problematic. We outline a novel path to initial fraction learning and document its promise. Building on Freudenthal's analysis of the fraction concept, we regard "comparing," rather than "fracturing," as the primary activity from which students are…
Descriptors: Fractions, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Hawera, Ngarewa; Taylor, Merilyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
In Maori medium schools, research that investigates children's mathematical computation with number and connections they might make to mathematical ideas in other strands is limited. This paper seeks to share ideas elicited in a task-based observation and interview with one child about the number ideas she utilises to solve a problem requiring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Computation, Probability
Gervasoni, Ann; Peter-Koop, Andrea – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
This paper compares the counting and whole number knowledge and skills of primary school children in Australia and Germany at the end of Grade 1 and Grade 2. Children's learning was assessed using the Early Numeracy Interview and associated Growth Point Framework. The findings highlight substantial differences between the two groups that vary for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Computation, Numeracy
Lamb, Janeen; Diezmann, Carmel; Fox, Jillian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the instructional leader when introducing digital technology into the mathematics teaching in the Australian Curriculum. The research reported here involves the principal and five teachers from one school and is part of a larger study. Results indicated that principal-led "crucial…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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