Research Question: How can we develop children's mark making to support their mathematical graphics?
Researcher(s): Emma Davies
Setting(s): Bannerman Road
Status: Findings published
The children were reluctant to make marks so Emma has been developing this within her setting.
She has looked at a range of observations and analyses them to look at the maths that was happening in the classroom.
A note about Practitioner led Mathematical Research 2017
The Bristol Early Years Consortium Maths SLEs have received funding from the Boolean Maths Hub to:
- Develop specialist subject knowledge of mathematics teaching.
- Develop pedagogical knowledge of mathematics teaching.
- Improve the quality of mathematics teaching.
- Develop confidence and resilience in learning mathematics.
The SLEs as research mentors are using research as a form of CPD to achieve the above aims.
The research participants have sculpted their own questions for their research and the SLEs will meet with the research participants 6 times a year and have whole research group meetings three times a year. There are 15 teacher/practitioner researchers who work with children from two years old to seven years old.