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Calculations

Louisa’s strawberries

Calculations: children’s own written methods - separating sets; exploring symbols

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Louisa (5 years, 1 month) was adding strawberries. Combining pictorial and written with the numeral ‘6’ she read: ‘2 strawberries and four more altogether 6’.

She used the words ‘and four more’ as a place holder (and in place of) the ‘+’ sign as she experimented with the role of function of the mathematical sign for ‘plus’; and the word ‘altogether’ in place of the sign for equals: ‘=’.

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From the North and North East, welcome to Jane Barraclough of Lower Fields School, Bradford. From London and the South East we would like to welcome Katie Barrett of Downsend School, Ashtead Lodge, Surrey; Sue Berry of Stoke Community School, Rochester, Medway; Jacqui Birchall of Downsend School, Epsom Lodge, Surrey; Maureen Blissett from Brent, North London; Annette Burbridge from Downsend School, Epsom Lodge, Surrey; Janet Callow of Downsend School, Ashtead Lodge, Surrey; Sue Cordery of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey; Michelle Graham of Davigor Infants School, Hove; Joy Harper, African and African-Caribbean Achievement Consultant, Brent LA; Jane Hathaway of Stoke Community School, Rochester, Medway; Amy Hodges of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey; Kuni Ito of Downsend School, Ashtead Lodge, Surrey; Vasha Kana of Brent, North London; Barbara Kent of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey; Louise Kirby of First Steps Nursery, Downsend School, Ashtead Lodge, Surrey; Vanda Laverock of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey; Carly Lesnick of Michael Sobell Sinai School, Brent; Jackie Marsh from Brent; Kylie McBeth of Princess Frederica School, Brent; Carolyn Potter of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey; Sally Rose of Second Steps Nursery, Downsend School, Ashtead Lodge, Surrey; Peter Simpson of Carlton Vale Infants School, Brent; Amanda Shoola of the North West London Jewish Day School, Willesden, London; Jane van Duijvernserde of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey and Debbie Wellings of Downsend School, Leatherhead Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey.

From Zambia, welcome to Jean Schafer at the Rhodes University, Centre for Social Development and from Indonesia, welcome to Ani Ismayani at the Sony Segama College, Cianjur.

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Recent DCSF publication Children Thinking Mathematically: (Dec, 2009).

Commissioned by the DCSF and in direct response to Recommendation 4 of the Williams Maths Review and written by Elizabeth Carruthers & Maulfry Worthington by (excepting p. 47-50).

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