Children’s Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play by Elizabeth Carruthers

By Elizabeth Carruthers

Is helping you have fun with kid's scribbles because the starting of early mathematical improvement kid's Mathematical images bargains a versatile education source and a finished framework for delivering carrying on with specialist improvement (CPD). it's going to additionally assist you help lecturers and practitioners to: enjoy early mark-making and its dating to children’s mathematical photos realize and start to appreciate children’s mathematical images enhance their pedagogy and perform The CPD book outlines a few 38 periods that may be used as education and contains activates for dialogue, studying issues, and the way to run the actions. The CD will comprise provide examples to incorporate within the CPD actions and will be valuable in PowerPoint shows.

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6). It seems possible that the marks suggested to him the rapid movement of a shark moving through (or vigorously thrashing in) the water; perhaps the dots and short vertical lines suggested ‘teeth’, although without further explanation of course we cannot know. Tore’s drawing can be described as ‘fortuitous realism’ (Luquet 2001) in which the child notices something in the marks he or she has made. 6 Tore’s shark 14/04/2011 07:06 20 UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S MATHEMATICAL GRAPHICS “scribblings” ’children’s use and organisation of visual media exhibits semantic and structural characteristics from the beginning’ (Matthews 1999: 90).

Was pressing with all his might an imaginary button on the side of my desk, after which he held the pit of his stomach and gazed at the school ceiling. ” ’ (Marshall 1968: 143). The boundaries of what we understand to be ‘play’ constantly shift the more we observe, listen and reflect. g. Kress 2003; Marsh 2005a; Marsh et al. 2005). The following examples of acts of dynamic change reveal that many of the children’s invented technologies are based on real technologies they have operated in their homes, such as calculators, console and computer games, televisions and remote controls, and on the influences of new media and characters from popular culture.

I do know how. ’ ‘Yes, you can make a triangle, Margaret,’ Mollie says. ‘You really can . . ’ Mollie asks, setting the table. (Paley 1986a: 35) What is this chapter about? ● ● ● ● Imagination and symbolic play Meaning-making – symbolic tools; meaning-making and mathematics Understanding the functions of imagination though a number of case studies Showing how the mathematical potentials of imagination relate to children’s mathematical graphics. 1 We show how symbolic play can support abstract and divergent thinking and its potential for children’s understanding of the abstract symbolic ‘written’ language of mathematics.

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