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Insights into the approaches of young children when making informal inferences about data
(CERME [Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education], 2017)
There is growing awareness of the statistical reasoning abilities of young children. In this study the informal inferential reasoning skills of a class of 5-6 year old children are examined as they reason about data in the ...
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 ...
Pre-service primary teachers’ geometric thinking: Is pre-tertiary mathematics education building sufficiently strong foundations? (Pre-published version)
(Routledge [Taylor & Francis], 2017)
Teacher knowledge is a critical focus of educational research in light of the potential impact of teacher knowledge on student learning. The dearth of research exploring entry-level pre-service teachers’ geometric knowledge ...