id: 05945716
dt: j
an: 2011e.00234
au: Mitchelmore, Michael C.; Papic, Marina M.; Mulligan, Joanne T.
ti: Assessing the development of preschoolersâ€™ mathematical patterning.
so: J. Res. Math. Educ. 42, No. 3, 237-268 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: C31 F21
ut: intervention; preschool children; preschool education; mathematical
concepts; spatial ability; multiplication; thinking skills
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=JRME2011-05-237a&from=B
ab: Summary: The development of patterning strategies during the year prior to
formal schooling was studied in 53 children from 2 similar preschools.
One preschool implemented a 6-month intervention focusing on repeating
and spatial patterns. Children from the intervention group demonstrated
greater understanding of unit of repeat and spatial structuring, and
most were also able to extend and explain growing patterns 1 year
later. The findings indicate a fundamental link between patterning and
multiplicative reasoning through the development of composite units.
(Contains 8 tables, 5 footnotes, and 10 figures.) (ERIC)
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