CMNetwork E-bulletin: October 2009

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Petition – to reject the proposal to lowering school admission age – last chance to sign! John Wadsworth of Goldsmiths’ College is petitioning the Prime Minister to reject unconditionally Recommendation 14 of the Primary Curriculum Review which proposes the lowering of school admission age. Deadline 30th October to sign: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/startingschool/

Graphicacy

Felix (4 years 1 month) used pens to make these busy marks. Afterwards he explained it was ‘night-time’.

Young children often attach their own meanings to their graphics after noticing something in their marks and representations.

The pedagogical feature that appears to contribute most to imaginative, symbolic play (and to their understanding of symbolic marks and representations) is adults’ interest in children’s meanings (Worthington, 2009, paper submitted for PhD) unpublished.

Link to Gallery 5: Graphicacy

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From London and the South East, welcome to Hazel Willis from Christ Church Canterbury University, Canterbury

Resources

Publications:

New! Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. ‘Children’s mathematical graphics: understanding the key concept’ Primary Mathematics, Autumn 2009, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 3-5.

New! Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2009) ‘Learning & development: mathematics – marking time’, Nursery World, 30 September 2009

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