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Noticing patterns

A four year old is getting ready to go outside, he notices the pattern in his socks. The practitioner talks about the pattern he's noticed.

Good for looking at

  • Maths in the environment
  • Patterns
  • Effective adult support


  • How the child is learning?What cues can you see that show what the child is interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • Which areas of mathematical development can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support the child’s learning?