Mathematics with Eight and Nine Year Olds
This booklet, from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, contains accounts of how some students aged eight and nine became involved in starting to carry out some of their own mathematical explorations. The accounts focus on the first hour or so of five different sessions.
A range of examples of students' written work during that time is also included. All the explorations are based on some aspect of number.
Teachers are likely to find it most profitable to have a go at the starting points themselves before reading what happened with the particular group of children being discussed.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.