Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical
representations and takes, in the second part of the article,
examples of reception children's own representations.
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How
does it compare with children in your class?
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?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
You may like to read the article on Morse code before attempting
this question. Morse's letter analysis was done over 150 years ago,
so might there be a better allocation of symbols today?
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.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
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.
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
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?