CMNetwork E-bulletin: September 2008

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Molly's Numbers

Molly (3 years, 11 months) was playing in the graphics area. She made a string of marks that are both letter and numeral-like symbols and are written from left to right. These symbols share some features of emergent writing (see Clay, 1975). Molly referred to her symbols as ‘seven, six and number eight’.

The development of written number and quantities:

  • Early written numerals

See: taxonomy of development

Link to Graphics of Past Months

Welcome to new members:

From the south west of England, welcome to Kate Tucker of Two Moors Primary School in Tiverton; and from India, welcome to Praveen Kuthuru Kumar, Sharadhavidyalayam school, Sathupally, Andhra Pradesh.

The following items have been added to the website recently:


Pretty New! RECME Research – latest updates


New! For 2008 - 2009

Recent reports

New! Ofsted EY Report (Sept. 2008) ‘Leading to Excellence’

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