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Designing Tasks to Promote and Assess Mathematical Transfer in Primary School Children

Clark, Julie, Page, Shaileigh and Thornton, Stephen (2013). Designing Tasks to Promote and Assess Mathematical Transfer in Primary School Children. In: Mathematics Education: Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, 7-11 July 2013.

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IRMA ID 84279116xPUB106
Author Clark, Julie
Page, Shaileigh
Thornton, Stephen
Title Designing Tasks to Promote and Assess Mathematical Transfer in Primary School Children
Conference Name Mathematics Education: Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Conference Location Melbourne, Australia
Conference Dates 7-11 July 2013
Conference Publication Title Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Publication Year 2013
ISBN 978-0-7340-4844-8   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 194
End Page 201
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This study aims to design learning situations and tasks that promote and assess the capacity of primary school children to transfer mathematical knowledge to new contexts. We discuss previous studies investigating mathematical transfer, and particularly the strengths and limitations of tasks used to assess transfer in these studies. We describe some pilot tasks that were used with upper primary children and provide some responses to teacher prompts. We describe some design principles for the construction of tasks and an associated categorisation of prompts that might be used as the basis of further research into mathematical transfer.
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URL http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2013
 
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