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The abacus

A few children are counting the number of balls on a home made outdoor abacus. One girls sustains her interest and investigates further. The practitioner extends her thinking and shows what it would be used for.

Good for looking at

  • Maths
  • Number conservation
  • Motivation

A few children are counting the number of balls on a home made outdoor abacus. One girls sustains her interest and investigates further.

Notice

  • 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?

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