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Children’s mathematical graphics:
‘Early Years provision: Playing with maths’: Education Guardian ,
19th January, 2010
we read the Williams Report about maths mark-making, a little light
went on’ (Nursery headteacher, Newburn Manor Nursery School,
‘’… young children’s scribbles and scribbles can often be their way
of describing a complex thought process.”
Letter to the Guardian
(Nursery)– ‘Yoda’s house
Link to Gallery 5: Graphicacy
Max drew on his personal interest of the ‘Star Wars’
films in his representation of ‘Yoda’s house’.
Although he didn’t give any explain for the details
he had drawn, his drawing suggests a plan or a map,
with various featured identified by their location
on the page and their relationship with each other.
The outer green circle suggests that Max was
thinking about the inside of Yoda’s house,
and the different arrangements and shapes (of lines
and other abstract symbols) suggest that he used
them to convey very specific meaning).
Max included an arrow pointing inwards (lower
right). Our research has shown that arrows play a
distinct role in children’s own early calculations.
Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2008)
'Children's mathematical graphics: young
children calculating for meaning' in I.
Thompson, (Ed.) (2008) Teaching and Learning
Early Number, Maidenhead: Open University
Press, (2nd ed.).
From London and the South East, welcome to
Willow Children's Centre, Wembley;
Happy Child Nursery, Harlesden;
University of Sussex, Wimbledon;
– all from
Brent LA. Welcome also to
Maggie Harris from
Jelli Tots Nursery, Brent;
Curzon Crescent Children's Centre,
Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden;
Lavender Pre-school and
Simone Wright from
Kingsbury Green Primary School, Brent.
We would like to welcome our first member from
International Academy Amman.
Become a member
New! Carruthers, E. and
Worthington, M. (2010) ‘Children’s
mathematical graphics: understanding the key concept’.
NRICH: University of Cambridge.
Courses and Conferences
Courses and Conferences:
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Education Supplement (TES)