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# Mathematics Teaching Self-evaluation Tools

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 For the following questions, select the statement which most accurately matches your level of confidence (1 is not confident and 4 is very confident) or choose from the alternatives detailed in the question. You do not have to answer all questions. Your answers will be saved so you can exit and come back to your self-evaluation at any time. Click Save and Results to view the next steps for questions you have answered.
1. How confident are you in understanding and recognising that very young children:
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a. are aware of quantities and counting?
b. begin to know and use number names?
c. develop schemas to help them count?

2. How confident are you that you understand:
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a. the counting principles?
b. subitising?

3. How confident are you that you can support children to develop counting skills:
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a. knowing number names and sequencing numbers in order?
b. saying numbers to match counting and touching or moving objects being counted?
c. organising the count?
d. coordinating all their skills, saying and matching numbers to objects counted?

4. How confident are you that you understand and recognise progression in children’s counting from knowing the basic skills to understanding key concepts such as:
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a. cardinal value?
b. self-checking counting?

5. How confident are you that you understand and can support:
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a. the difference between numerals and numbers?
b. the language of counting?
c. number and counting rhymes?
d. counting on?
e. counting back?
f. numbers as labels?
g. the use of number lines?

6. How confident are you that you understand how children learn about number through everyday experiences and can provide:
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a. opportunities for children to learn through play?
b. a â€˜numeracy-richâ€™ environment?

7. How confident are you that you understand the significance of and can develop:
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a. childrenâ€™s mark making and â€˜number writingâ€™?

8. How confident are you that you can provide opportunities through play involving the number sequence so that children can:
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a. know some number names?
b. know the order of the number names?
c. know what number comes next?
d. know ordinal numbers (first, second, and so on)?

9. How confident are you that you can provide opportunities through play involving organising counting so that children can:
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a. synchronise number words and pointing?
b. count each item once and once only?

10. How confident are you that you can provide opportunities through play involving understanding counting so that children can:
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a. subitise (recognising a small number of objects without counting)?
b. say how many things there are?
c. count a number of things out from a larger group?

11. How confident are you that you can provide opportunities through play involving having a purpose for counting so that children can:
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a. understand why we need to count?

12. How confident are you that you can provide opportunities through play involving recognising numerals so that children can:
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a. recognise significant numbers?