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Paper Plate Patterns: Pre-school teachers working as a community of practice

Thouless, H; Gifford, S; (2019) Paper Plate Patterns: Pre-school teachers working as a community of practice. In: Engelbrecht, Johann and van Putten, Sonja, (eds.) Proceedings of 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Maths Education (IGPME 2019). (pp. pp. 375-381). University of Pretoria, South Africa: Pretoria, South Africa. Green open access

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Abstract

Young children’s patterning, defined as ‘finding a predictable sequence’, has been identified as significant for later mathematical achievement, while proving amenable to amelioration. This study examines how English teachers of three- to five-year-olds engaged in a collaborative project designed to develop their children’s pattern awareness. The teachers and researchers formed a community of practice that enabled the teachers to share and develop their pedagogical practice. This paper illustrates one example of how the teachers worked together to change their practice around border patterns; as their collaboration developed they produced interim stages in the teaching sequence that fostered children’s reasoning.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Paper Plate Patterns: Pre-school teachers working as a community of practice
Event: 43rd Confernece of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME 2019), 7-12 July 2019, Pretoria, South Africa
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Dates: 07 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.up.ac.za/media/shared/705/pme43/Procee...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10073673
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