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May 2007: Network News

We’d like to welcome the following new members (all from Wales) this month: Melanie Clements, Janette Disson, Diane Ebo, Emma Hillman, Lena Jones Camphell, Meriel Kay, Helen King, Branwen Llewelyn Jones, Elizabeth Lott, Angela Middleditch, Rachel Mitchel, Kimberly Perry, Helen Rees, Louisa Reynolds, Jill Richards, Nicola Stephens, Denise Thomas, Lyndsey Tippings, Jen Walker, Beth Watkins

New! On the website this month:

National Conference: special discount for Children’s Mathematics Network members: a £20.00 discount at the Bristol EY conference on July 3

Click here for April's News

Graphic of the month

Julie (4 years and 3 months) had chosen to play in the ‘baby clinic’ role play areas. Julie weighed her baby on the scales and made a mark on her booking sheet in the appropriate space; she repeated this after using a tape measure to check the baby’s length. When she wrote the baby’s age Julie said ‘6’ and made 6 distinct tally marks (iconic).

Julie understands that quantity (representing mass) and numerals can be represented with symbols. She used her own early explorations with marks and represented quantities that are counted to represent her personal meanings as she weighed her baby.

You can see more of the Cambridge Nursery children’s graphics in Gallery 3

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