CMNetwork E-bulletin: February 2018

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Oliver (in the nursery) spent considerable time at a whiteboard relating a story - whilst rapidly drawing numerous dots to signify ‘lots of baddies’. He then rapidly drew multiple circles around and over the dots, saying ‘The dragon is fighting the baddies!

Oliver’s many marks (referred to as ‘lots of’) are a quantifier signifying many or a large quantity.

Taxonomy - this example

Written number and quantities:

  • Early explorations with marks

  • Representing quantities that are counted.

Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and texts in pretend play

Gallery 8: Children's graphic symbols and texts in self-initiated contexts.

Resources

New! Worthington, M. (2018). Funds of knowledge: children’s cultural ways of knowing mathematics. In M-Y, Lai., T. Muir, & V. Kinnear. Forging connections in early mathematics teaching and learning (pp. 239-258). Singapore: Springer.

New! Carruthers, E. (2017) Editorial: early years mathematics. Early Education Journal; (special issue, Early Years Mathematics). 83: Autumn 2017, 3.

 

New! Carruthers, E. (2017) Children’s mathematics. Early Education Journal; (special issue, Early Years Mathematics). 83: Autumn 2017, 4-6.

 

New! Worthington, M. (2017) Respecting children’s personal symbolism. Early Education Journal; (special issue, Early Years Mathematics). 83: Autumn 2017, 13-15.

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