### Abstract

Reasoning is an important aspect in the understanding and learning of mathematics. This paper reports on a case study presenting one Australian primary teacher’s reflections regarding the role played by a professional learning program in her developing understanding of mathematical reasoning. Examination of the transcripts of two interviews identified changes in her perceptions of mathematical reasoning by mapping interview responses against the Mathematical Reasoning Framework (Herbert et al., 2015). This change indicates that a well planned program of professional learning based on a demsonstration is efficacious in developing teachers’ understanding of mathematical reasoning.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Opening Up Mathematics Education Research |

Subtitle of host publication | Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Editors | Bruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm |

Place of Publication | Adelaide SA Australia |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Pages | 279-286 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 9781920846299 |

Publication status | Published - 2016 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia Duration: 3 Jul 2016 → 7 Jul 2016 Conference number: 39th https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings) |

### Conference

Conference | Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 |
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Abbreviated title | MERGA 2016 |

Country | Australia |

City | Adelaide |

Period | 3/07/16 → 7/07/16 |

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## Cite this

Herbert, S., Widjaja, W., Bragg, L. A., Loong, E., & Vale, C. (2016). Professional learning in mathematical reasoning: reflections of a primary teacher. In B. White, M. Chinnappan, & S. Trenholm (Eds.),

*Opening Up Mathematics Education Research: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia*(pp. 279-286). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.