
05240179
a
2008a.00183
Perry, Bob
Dockett, Sue
"I know that you don't have to work hard": Mathematics learning in the first year of primary school.
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 1015, 2005. Vol 14. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, Dep. of Science and Mathematics Education. Part IV, 6572 (2005).
2005
Melbourne: University of Melbourne, Dep. of Science and Mathematics Education
EN
D32
C22
A62
curriculum
numeracy
arithmetic
assessment
learning portfolio
interviews
case studies
grade 1
primary education
student attitudes
beliefs
emis:proceedings/PME29/PME29RRPapers/PME29Vol4PerryDockett.pdf
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 wellliked 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".