The development of mathematical concepts and language in school. Maulfry Worthington. Background. Foundation stage curriculum Birth to three: strong research base EYFS – birth to five Play-based curriculum Subject areas including mathematics. Play and Learning.
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Observations collected during one school year:
Analysed my original observations to:
(Carruthers and Worthington, 2003/2006)
Plotting observations of Daniel’s schemas revealed:
Growing interest in schemas as a pedagogical tool cultural influences
Schemas appear to support skills relating to symbolic language systems children develop in school (but not meanings)
Observations revealed the mathematics hidden in play
Play offers idea contexts for children up to six year of age to explore everyday mathematical conceptsConclusions
www.childrens-mathematics.net cultural influences