I have been inspired to begin to document some of the projects I have been involved with by the fantastic people I work with. I hope that by sharing some of my work you will see how I could work with you and your teams to get things done and make a difference.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy

Working with a nursery school team to explore Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy in practice.

The journey for an education starts with a childhood question. - David L. Finn


What does it mean to children?

  • seeking patterns
  • making connections
  • recognising relationships
  • working with numbers,shapes, space and measures,
  • counting, sorting and matching.
  • using their knowledge and skills in these areas to solve problems,
  • generate new questions
  • make connections across other areas of learning and development


These are questions we asked ourselves through the day...

  • How does our environment enable learning in this area?
  • Where are the opportunities in our continuous provision?
  • Where are our mathematical ‘ talking hotspots’ through the day?
  • Are we conscious of the mathematical language we use?
  • Can we plan for more?
  • Do we use routines and daily activities to build mathematical understanding?
  • Do we know how children’s mathematical learning develops?
  • Are we ensuring appropriate challenge?


These links might be interesting if it’s an area you are working on:

Early Years Maths

Numbers and Patterns Laying Foundations

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