Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP)
The Pattern and Structure Mathematical Awareness Program (PASMAP) is a network of related learning experiences developed for students in the first three years of formal schooling (Foundation to Year 2).
Based on research and evidence, PASMAP focuses on developing students’ awareness of the patterns and structures that underlie the concepts and processes common to all the early years Australian Curriculum: Mathematics strands.
PASMAP is organised as a series of learning sequences, each of which consists of a number of learning experiences focused on a particular aspect of one or more early years mathematics structures (sequences, shape and alignment, equal spacing, structured counting and partitioning).
To maximise PASMAP, teachers can use results from ACER’s Pattern and Structure Assessment (PASA) to select the most effective PASMAP learning sequences for their students.