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Connecting multiplicative thinking and mathematical reasoning in the middle years
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 01:16 authored by Rosemary CallinghamRosemary Callingham, Siemon, D
Mathematical reasoning and problem solving are recognised as essential 21st century skills. However, international assessments of mathematical literacy suggest these are areas of difficulty for many students. Evidenced-based learning trajectories that identify the key ideas and strategies needed to teach mathematics for understanding and support these important capacities over time are needed to support teachers and curriculum developers so that they do not have to rely solely on mathematics content knowledge. Given this goal and recent evidence to suggest a relationship between the development of multiplicative thinking and mathematical reasoning, this paper explores the processes involved in developing a single, integrated scale for multiplicative thinking and mathematical reasoning using data from a four-year design-based project to establish learning and assessment frameworks for algebraic, geometrical and statistical reasoning in the middle years of schooling.
Publication titleJournal of Mathematical Behavior
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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