Children’s Mathematical Graphics

Beginnings in Play

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May 1, 2011


Paperback, 288 pages


0335237762 / 9780335237760


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Main description

Helps you appreciate children's scribbles as the beginning of early mathematical development

Children's Mathematical Graphics offers a flexible training resource and a comprehensive framework for providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It will also help you support teachers and practitioners to:

  • appreciate early mark-making and its relationship to children’s mathematical graphics
  • recognize and begin to understand children’s mathematical graphics
  • develop their pedagogy and practice

The CPD booklet outlines some 38 sessions that can be used as training and includes prompts for discussion, learning points, and how to run the activities. The CD will include give examples to include in the CPD activities and could be useful in PowerPoint presentations.

Table of contents

Foreword (Janet Moyles)

Section 1: Children
Play and mathematics
Beginnings in play
Drawing, writing and maps
Graphical signs: contexts and meanings
Babies, toddlers and two-year olds
Children's mathematical graphics
Children's mathematical graphics in play
Children's mathematical graphics in small group contexts
Solving problems: children's mathematical graphics

Section 2: Pedagogy and practice
Children's voices
Pedagogy that supports mathematical play

Conclusion: Continuity and high expectations

Author comments

Maulfry Worthington and Elizabeth Carruthers are founders of the international Children’s Mathematics Network, established in 2003. They have both taught in the full 3-8 year age range for over 26 years and have carried out extensive research in key aspects of early mathematics, with a particular focus on the development and pedagogy of children’s early written mathematics (children's mathematical graphics). They are winners of several national awards for their work with children and teachers on children's mathematical graphics.

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