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Thouless, H; Gifford, S; (2019) Dotty triangles. For the Learning of Mathematics , 39 (2) pp. 13-18.

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ABSTRACT: In this article we compare two frameworks for analysing young children’s responses to the task of copying and extending a 6-dot triangle pattern. We used Mulligan & Mitchelmore’s Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure (AMPS) and then Biggs & Collis’ SOLO taxonomy, both of which provide criteria for assigning levels. In comparison with AMPS, the SOLO taxonomy credited children with more structural awareness at the lower end of the scale, and Fujita and Yamamoto’s extension of this discriminated responses at the upper end. However, one child’s responses made us question what the scales were identifying. We argue that both taxonomies encourage a focus on static outcomes of children’s attention to pattern, but can reveal engagement in a dynamic analytic process.

Type: Article
Title: Dotty triangles
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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/10073735
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