Thomas, M., Clarke, D., McDonough, A. & Clarkson, P. (2016). Understanding time: A research based framework. B. White, M. Chinnappan, S. Trenholm. Opening Up Mathematics Education: Research Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 592-599. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
Time is crucial in our society. However, it would appear that there is limited research on the learning and teaching of time. Curricula appear to place an undue emphasis on the reading of time measuring tools. We argue that key ideas of succession, duration, and measurement should be central to learning about time. Drawing upon available research, this theoretical study developed a framework of core ideas that underpin a full understanding of time, can inform curricula, and drive future research.
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