Focusing on Mathematics

Reflective questions 1

Baby in stripy outfit.

Quality teaching for children's learning of mathematics

Consider the following questions and discuss them with others:

  • What opportunities can I recall where I felt I picked up on a mathematical opportunity to extend child/ren's knowledge and understanding?
  • What conversations have I held recently with a child/ren that could be considered mathematical in any way?
  • What resources do I provide that enable a child/ren to use their mathematical knowledge to work independently?
  • How aware am I of a child/ren's disposition to notice and engage with learning opportunities that have mathematical potential?
  • How does my/our setting, in general, motivate and stimulate a child/ren's mathematical thinking?

Last updated: 4 February 2010