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The World Cup - Oliver 4 years 2 months

Oliver’s teacher Emma explained that this photo is from the time of the football world cup, which Oliver's parents and many families in the locality were watching and supporting. The nursery) had invested in many different balls and goal posts that were eagerly taken up by the children.

Emma said, ‘These are Oliver's graphics in response to people scoring in the goal. He named the scorers after teams: England and Africa, England and Bristol. During this week, England had crashed out of the world Cup losing to Germany, this had served as great disappointment to supporters, creating a source of further discussion among the children’.

Taxonomy: Making meaning in social pretend play and imagination.

Written number and quantities:

  • Early explorations with marks: attaching mathematical meanings

  • Representing quantities that are not counted

  • Exploring symbols

Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and texts in pretend play


New! Carruthers, E. and E. Butcher. (2013) Mathematics: young children co-construct their mathematical enquiries. In P. Beckley. Ed. (2013) The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections. Maidenhead: Open University Press, (2nd ed.)

Children’s Mathematics Network: WEBSITE STATS

In 2013 there was a 25% increase in the number of visitors to the website when compared with 2012. The 7 countries with the greatest number of visitors during 2013 were: Germany, UK, Ukraine, Australia, China, Russian Federation and the Netherlands.

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