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Getting the balance right: the equals sign
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2011)
Much of the number work carried out in primary classrooms contains elements of algebraic reasoning. In fact, equals sign work in junior and senior infants underpins much of the algebraic reasoning used in later years. In ...
Counting creatures: Exploring data with infants
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2012)
Teaching algebra in the primary classroom: Functions, the function machine
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2012)
Indexing distributions of data: preservice teachers’ notions of representativeness (Pre-published version)
The purpose of the study was to identify strategies used by preservice elementary teachers to index distributions of data. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate whether representational form influenced the ...
Primary mathematics teacher education: Teaching at the heart of learning
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2012)
In this presentation we use the theme of teaching at the heart of learning to illustrate the opportunities for pre-service teacher learning. The presentation reports on the outcomes of classroom based inquiry in primary ...
Practical problems: using literature to teach statistics
(NCTM [National Council of Teachers of Mathematics], 2016)
Prospective primary teachers understandings of graphicacy (Pre-published version)
(Springer Verlag [Germany], 2016)
This paper reports on the statistical knowledge of 456 entry-level, prospective teachers relating to data representation. We report on the responses of participants to three items sourced from the OECD Programme for ...
Using architecture as a context to enhance students' understanding of symmetry
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2017)
Working within the context of a contest to find the most beautiful tourist attraction in the world, Year 5 students investigate the most symmetric building from a short-list of three iconic buildings. This involves ...
Facilitating inquiry based learning in mathematics teacher education
(SMEC [Science and Mathematics Education Conference], 2010)
A driving question in teacher education centers on how to help prospective teachers become expert teachers. The absence of a shared professional curriculum to prepare teachers to teach mathematics combined with the difficulty ...
Next steps in statistics education: identifying teacher professional development needs for teaching the data analysis component of primary level mathematics
(IASE [International Association of Statistics Education], 2009)
This study reveals the pedagogical decision making undertaken when designing instruction for primary level statistics. We report on the activity of five groups of preservice teachers when engaging in Lesson Study and ...