Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical
representations and takes, in the second part of the article,
examples of reception children's own representations.
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?
In this problem you will do your own poll to find out whether your
friends think two squares on a board are the same colour or not.
This activity asks you to collect information about the birds you
see in the garden. Are there patterns in the data or do the birds
seem to visit randomly?
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How
does it compare with children in your class?
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?