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Early Years Magazine - Issue 7

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Created on 29 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator
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This month’s magazine focuses on counting. Ian Thompson is back with the first of two articles on counting principles. The second article follows next month. We highlight two new case studies and suggest how you might use films and books to support mathematics learning. 


Editor's Entrée
Check out what is in the news and what the Primary Magazine has to offer. If you missed BCME7, then why not book in for the National Day Nurseries Association Conference or the BEAM conference on Maths Outdoors?
Ideas Box
Take a look at the Maths at the Movies ideas for Peppa Pig. Have you used a film or cartoon to enhance mathematics learning in the Foundation Stage? Share your ideas through the Ideas Box.
Focus on...Counting
Focus on... looks at a different kind of counting book and suggests how you might use the book in your classroom. Children ‘partition and re-partition the collection of objects’ as described by Gelman and Gallistel’s ‘how-to-count’ principles by answering a series of ‘How many?’ questions. We suggest a range of activities which link with the book to develop counting skills.
R4U - Research for You
Ian Thompson explores Gelman and Gallistel’s five counting principles. The first three principles are considered by Gelman and Gallistel to be the ‘how-to-count’ principles, as they specify the way in which children must execute a count. The remaining two are ‘what-to-count’ principles, as they define what can actually be counted.
Case study
This month’s case studies can be found in the What Makes a Good Resource microsite. Find out how teachers used a washing line and frog beanbags. Could their ideas be useful in your setting?
Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues
Use Gelman and Gallistel’s five counting principles to focus on how you help the children to develop and consolidate early counting. Explore some online games to find out which counting principles they support.
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