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Mia’s numbers game

Mia and Niave are playing schools. They’ve made up a numbers game and take turns playing it. They write a series of numbers on the white board.

Good for looking at

  • Maths
  • Writing numbers
  • Socialising
  • Games with rules

 

Mia and Niave are playing schools. They’ve made up a numbers game and take turns playing it. They write a series of numbers on the white board.

Notice

  • 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?
  • How does the environment support the children’s learning?
  • What is valuable about the materials provided?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • How the children are learning from each other?
  • How involved the children are in their free play?
  • How and what are they learning?
  • The value of this type of games with rules play for the children?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Encourage the children’s game? Could you find out about the rules and get them to explain it to you? Could you join in?
  • Support Mia’s understanding of the marks she is making?
  • Extend the children’s learning – e.g. supplying other games that support mathematical mark making?

What next:

  • Do you give the children in your setting enough time to come up with and then play with their own ideas?