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With the change of government in
England, there is yet another change to the early childhood
curriculum (and no doubt will impact on the teaching of
mathematics)! The new documents relating to these changes are listed
Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play
The example below is
included in chapter 10 of our forthcoming book.
Written number and
quantities: early written numerals; numerals
as labels; explorations with symbols; representing
quantities that are not counted
Finnian was aware that he was younger and smaller in
stature than the other children in his group.
Taking a pen Finn emphasized his exact age on a
nearby whiteboard explaining ‘I’m not three
and a half! I’m three and three quarters…
Look. This is how you write ‘three and a half’ [the
line of symbols at the very top] and this is how you
write ‘three and three quarters’!’ [the remaining
symbols in the centre and lower down].
only had Finnian used symbols to explore fractions,
he understood (and used) symbols to persuade.
Beginnings in Play
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New! Worthington, M. (2011) ‘Coomuniceren in
rekentaal: noodzakelijk voor kinderen in hun spel.’ ‘(‘Communicating
mathematically – ‘necessary’ for children in their play’).
Zone. No. 1. March 2011 (Dutch teachers' magazine)
New! March 2011DfE overview of The Tickell Review of the Early Years
Foundation Stage (England)
New! March 2011The Early Years: Foundations for Life, Health and
Learning (The Tickell Review)
March 2011The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Review: Report
on the Evidence
Evangelou, M., Sylva, K. and Kyriacou, M. (2009) Early
Years learning and Development. (DCSF Report).
This is the Literature Review that the Tickell Review
drew on for the revised EYFS, (2011)
Supporting Assessment at the Early Years Foundation Stage (QCDA)
Courses and Conferences
Courses and Conferences:
Current Education News
BBC Education News
Guardian Education News
Independent Education News
Education Supplement (TES)