The dice gameA small group of five year olds are playing a math dice game with the the class teacher. They are using two dice and have to add up their scores. They have a range of mathematical conversations.
Good for looking at
- Adult led activity
- Games with rules
- Effective adult support
A small group of five year olds are playing a math dice game with the the class teacher. They are using two dice and have to add up their scores. They have a range of mathematical conversations.
- What cues can you see that show what the children are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
- How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
- In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
- What is valuable about the materials provided as learning resources?
What are your thoughts about:
- What were each of the children interested in?
- How the children are learning?
- The role of the adult in this interaction – how did she support the children?
- The adult led activity – what areas of development did it cover? What is it about the activity that interested the children? Was it suitable for their level of development?
What would you do to:
- Support the children’s attempts at solving mathematical problems?
- Encourage children to use their maths solving skills in different situations?
- Model problem solving skills for young children and talk through how you might come to a solution?
- Do you need to encourage more of this kind of play with games with rules with older children in your setting?