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- to STEAM at The Big Draw Festival 2016:
bringing together SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING, ART and MATHS!
been an invaluable tool for Big Draw patron Sir
Roger Penrose. Watch him describe why drawing is
essential to his work as a mathematical physicist.
Sir Roger's work has won awards for improving our
understanding of the universe. Click here (and
scroll down) to access Sir Roger Penrose:
How drawing is used for Maths and Science.
self-initiated mathematical graphics
next to a friend in the gazebo, both
children wrote in large diaries.
Elizabeth wrote a line of numerals
across the top of one page, adding a
box-like grid, an arrow and a flower
beneath. She read her combination of
‘1’s and ‘5’s on the right-hand page
as teen numbers, beginning to
represent and understand two digit
numbers in a pattern. Ernest (2006)
argues that it is easy to
underestimate the considerable
achievement it is for children to
learn place value and use it with
P. (2006). A semiotic perspective of
mathematical activity: the case of
number. Educational Studies in
Mathematics, 61(1), 67-101.
Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and
texts in pretend play
8: Children's graphic symbols and texts in
Worthington, M. and Van Oers, B. (2016)
Pretend Play and the cultural foundations of
mathematics. European Early Childhood Education Research
Journal 24 (1). 51-66.
Worthington, M. and Van Oers, B. (2015)
Children’s social literacies: Meaning making and the
emergence of graphical signs and texts in pretence.
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 16(1), 1-29.
Carruthers, E. (2015).
Listening to children's mathematics in school.
In B. Perry., A. Gervasoni and A. MacDonald. Eds.
Mathematics and Transition to School - International
Perspectives. Sydney, Australia: Springer.
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