id: 05240179
dt: a
an: 2008a.00183
au: Perry, Bob; Dockett, Sue
ti: "I know that you don’t have to work hard": Mathematics learning in the
first year of primary school.
so: Chick, H. L. (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME
29, Melbourne, Australia, July 10‒15, 2005. Vol 1-4. Melbourne:
University of Melbourne, Dep. of Science and Mathematics Education.
Part IV, 65-72 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Melbourne: University of Melbourne, Dep. of Science and Mathematics
Education
la: EN
cc: D32 C22 A62
ut: curriculum; numeracy; arithmetic; assessment; learning portfolio;
interviews; case studies; grade 1; primary education; student
attitudes; beliefs
ci:
li: emis:proceedings/PME29/PME29RRPapers/PME29Vol4PerryDockett.pdf
ab: Summary: Harry completed his first year of primary school (Kindergarten)
during 2004 in New South Wales, Australia. He enjoyed school; made
great friends; played lots of sport; continued to read quite
successfully; was well-liked by his teachers; participated in many
activities; and, on reportedly rare occasions, did some mathematics. In
this paper, comparisons are made between the mathematics Harry was
capable of doing before he started school and what his parents were
told he actually did during his first year of school. The paper was
stimulated by Harry’s response to his parents when asked, near the
end of his first year, what he had learned in mathematics at school: "I
know that you don’t have to work hard".
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