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Understanding Children’s Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play

The example below is included in chapter 8 of our new book.

Caravans at snack time (nursery)  

At snack time Harry (4 years, 5 months), initiated a conversation about his experience of staying in a caravan. Since some of the children had not stayed in a caravan, Harry decided to represent the one he’d stayed in to help them understand what they were like. He showed the ‘two wheels’ and wrote the ‘long number’ on his caravan ‘12148’.

Written number and quantities: representing quantities that are counted; early written numerals; numerals as labels.

Finnian (4 years, 1 month), wanted to represent the caravan he’d stayed in too. He showed that there were many caravans on the site where he’d stayed, and that they were all very close together. The caravan he drew at the top of the whiteboard show him, standing on the sofa and looking out of the window.

Written number and quantities: representing quantities that are not counted

Gallery 5: Beginnings in Play

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From the South and South-west, of England, welcome to Hannah Bastin | Early Years Teacher of UCP Marjon, Plymouth and from the North of England, welcome to Sarah Anderson from Burton CofE Leonard Primary School, Harrogate; Elaine Atkinson from Kilkam Primary School, Driffield, East Yorkshire; Richard Atkinson from Molescroft Primary School, Beverly, Humberside; Pauline Briggs from Skelton Primary School, Skelton, York; Richard Brown, from Yearsley Grove Primary School, York; Steven Capenall from Naburn Primary School, York; Natalie Clarke from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Sheffield; Tamsyn Campbell from Hempland Primary School, York; Anne-Marie Crew from Harehills Primary School, Leeds; Emily Eales from Dunsville Primary School, Doncaster; Jo Fitton from Masham Primary School, Bedale; Alison Gardham from Driffield Junior School, Driffield; Matt Gaughan from Wharncliffeside Primary School, Sheffield; Vicky Hearson from Park Grove Primary School, York; Alison Hogben from Springhead Primary School, Hull; Katherine Jackson from Hurslet St Mary's CE Primary School, Leeds;  Debra Kirwan from St Wilfird's Primary School, Sheffield; Melanie Lake from Keyingham Primary School, Hull, North Humberside; Helen Lofthouse-Hill from Yarm at Raventhorpe, Darlington, County Durham; Megan Lord from Malin Bridge School, Sheffield; Christine Marshall from Pheasant bank Junior School, Rossington, Doncaster; Sam Milne from Market Weighton Infant School, Market Weighton, York; Jenny Muir from Thorner CofE Primary School, Leeds; Lucy Neal from Sacred Heart Primary School, Ilkley, Bradford; Beverly Pearson from Blackpool Council, Blackpool; Carla Perkins from Beck Primary School, Sheffield; Liz Purvis from Windmill Hill Primary School, Sheffield; Helen Rayner from Park Primary School, Wheatley, Doncaster; N. Slorach from Manston St James CofE Primary School, Leeds; Kelly Taylor from Hatfield, Doncaster; Suzie Taylor from Rothwell CofE Primary School, Leeds; Katie Thompson from Frizinghall Primary School, Bradford; Clare Thomson from Appleton Academy, Bradford; Naomi Trueman from Quay Primary School, Bridlington, North Humberside; Heidi Walton from Keldmarsh Primary School, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire; Darren Ward from Birley Community Primary School, Sheffield; Laura Watton from Mossbrook Primary School, Sheffield; Emma Whytell from Sandy Lane Primary School, Yorkshire;  Ann Winterbotham from Carleton Park Infant and Junior School, Pontefract; Georgina Wrey from Fountains Primary School, Ripon and to  Irene Wright from Green Lane Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire.  From London, welcome to Ellie Abdi from Whizz Education and from the South West of England we would also like to welcome Hannah Bastin from UCP Marjon- College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth and Lisa Bell from Brockenhurst College, Brockenhurst, Hampshire. Lastly this month, welcome to Isolde Gavin from Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland.

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New! Professional development pack: Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2011) Developing Children's Mathematical Graphics: Supporting Early Mathematical Thinking. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

New! Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2011) Understanding Children's Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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