Research Question: How can we encourage/scaffold maths in free flow?

Researcher(s): Anna Crisp

Setting(s): Dolphin School

Status: Ongoing

Anna explored lots of different open-ended resources and changed the provision, introducing clicker counters where the children are surveying each other, sand timers and carpet books for making marks during the input. Anna is keen to continue this once the research project has finished.

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.