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Understanding Children’s Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play

The example below is included in chapter 7 of our forthcoming book, which focuses on children exploring mathematical graphics in small groups.

Amelia's Shopping List

In the nursery Amelia was playing shops, busy organizing things and chatting happily to her friends. As she made marks and letter-like symbols she said, ‘Chocolate biscuits, rice pops, sausages’.

Amelia appeared to be listing foods she liked to eat and that her mummy bought when they went together to the supermarket.

Written number and quantities: Attaching meanings to marks

Link to Gallery 5: Beginnings in Play

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