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Discussion Forum - Update
Since it was set
up, contributions to the CM Network online Discussion Forums have
been decidedly ‘light’ (but thank you to those who have
contributed)! We have made a change to the website and introduced a
new Pedagogy page in its place.
This will grow in content over the coming months.
We plan to
re-introduce the Discussion Forum for focused discussions of shorter
duration in the future - so watch this space!
Graphic of the month
Karl’s teacher told the children that
the headteacher had to do an audit and count everything in the
school! She wondered if the children would be interested in helping
– and choose something to count in their class.
The children were very excited. Karl (4
years 9 months) decided to count the tables in the classroom. He
noticed the many legs tucked beneath the tables and showed something
of the appearance of ‘lots of legs’ as he drew each of the ten
When he’d finished Karl counted and
recounted, putting a mark with his pen on each table he’d drawn.
Checking (without being asked suggests reflection and mature
behaviour. Finally, at the top Karl wrote his approximation of ‘10’
and his teacher wrote ’10’ in pencil beneath.
Written number and
children’s own written methods
taxonomy of development