Growing Mathematically: Multiplicative Thinking
Supporting a targeted teaching approach to multiplicative thinking in the middle years based on an evidenced-based learning progression
This resource has been produced by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), in collaboration with Emeritus Professor Dianne Siemon of RMIT and her colleagues with funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Education.
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.
The aim of the Mathematics Teacher Practice Guide is to add value to the existing formative assessment materials for multiplicative thinking developed by the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years Project (SNMY) (Siemon, Breed, Dole, Izard, & Virgona, 2006).
The update has been made possible by the results of the Reframing Mathematical Futures (2013-2018) projects that explored the efficacy of using the SNMY materials in secondary schools alongside the development of similar formative assessment materials for algebraic, geometrical, and statistical reasoning (Siemon, Callingham, Day, Horne, Seah, Stevens, & Watson, 2018).