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Apologies from Maulfry
- a broken arm and hip have prevented me doing
updates for May! Am on the mend and updates for June
- page of references to
general research on early years mathematics
Shereen - 4 years 4 months
forest, the children arrived at a
curious shelter, with a wooden
pallet in the doorway. One of the
boys thought an elephant lived
there. Other children joined them,
and Shereen watched as the children
elephants on her hands Shereen added
tally-type marks as she counted
children going into a shelter and
counting the marks on her hand up to
10. Afterwards she showed everyone
the marks on her hand.
Triggered by this impromptu
imaginary discussion in the forest,
Shereen decided to count, using
tally-type marks to represent the
ten children who entered the
shelter. Young children use a range
of marks to tally items they count:
sometimes children invent their own
tally marks when they see a need,
and some use vertical lines that may
have been introduced to them by an
equally valid, and it is important
that young children have
opportunities to freely choose and
experiment with their own marks
should they wish to do so (rather
than only being shown one way).
Making meaning in child-initiated
Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and
texts in pretend play
8: Children's graphic symbols and texts in
Welcome to new members
London and the South East, welcome to
Leanne Gray, University
of Birmingham / London; Andy
Madden Christ Church Canterbury, Canterbury,
Kent and Karen Pearson
Eastwood Nursery, London. From the South and
South West welcome to Tom
Oram Little Hayes Nursery, Bristol and from
Pakistan, welcome to
Evangliest Perwaiz Akhter Masih, School
Association Sheikhupura District Punjab Pakistan.
Publications - New in 2015:
Carruthers, E. (2015).
Listening to children's mathematics in school. In Perry,
B., A. MacDonald and A. Gervasoni. Eds. Mathematics and
Transition to School: International Perspectives.
Sydney, Australia: Springer
Worthington, M. (2015).
Mathematics and the ecology of pretend play. In. J. Moyles.
Editor. The Excellence of Play. 4th Edition.
Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Courses and Conferences
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