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HI ya,

 

I wonder if i could have some help! I am being observed on wednensday by a maths specialists who is coming into the school from the county counicl. i teach reception children- 22 in my class. I have 2 EAL children.

i wondered if anyone had any good ideas for problem solving, resoning and number lessons that have gone well. i was thinking of problem solving- with guttering and getting water from one end of playgound to other but have decided agiainst it as cant get my hands on any guttering!

anyone got any great ideas would really apprecaite t!

Thanx in advance!

mel x x

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Hi Mel, not sure that would show maths to its best although there are obviously elements in there. You need to show development, I think so what have you been doing up til now with your children and how could you develop this?

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Good point from Susan, also I personally think it's not a good idea to introduce something new to children when being observed unless you really have a good idea on how they will react to it. ie: if newly introduced to guttering they would want to explore all possibilities with it first rather than have a focused attention on it (if you see what I mean) :o

 

Good luck, just think of this 'observer' as a valuable 'expert' resource to gain lots of useful advice from rather than someone who is 'trying to catch you out'.

 

Peggy

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This week for problem solving I took in my picnic bag with plates, cups.... and had a toys picnic... lots of talk about are their enough plates, cups etc... what could we do... cutting up the fruit so all the toys could have some...

 

There was a wealth of talk... using we need 1 more, we need three more... we can count how many haven't got one...

 

The talk was brilliant and gave me a real insight into the childrens understanding of counting and using mathematical vocabulary in real contexts....

 

I thn left the picnic set out for them to play with and we had snack... lots of interesting discussion happening.

 

Good luck with what ever you decide.

 

L

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This week for problem solving I took in my picnic bag with plates, cups.... and had a toys picnic... lots of talk about are their enough plates, cups etc... what could we do... cutting up the fruit so all the toys could have some...

 

There was a wealth of talk... using we need 1 more, we need three more... we can count how many haven't got one...

 

The talk was brilliant and gave me a real insight into the childrens understanding of counting and using mathematical vocabulary in real contexts....

 

I thn left the picnic set out for them to play with and we had snack... lots of interesting discussion happening.

 

Good luck with what ever you decide.

 

L

 

 

ahh thanx guys for your ideas - they are great.

 

i have been thinking of doing something with flat shapes now- we have looked at shapes but not in great detail- thought i could have a feely bag and pull shaes out- children can describe the shapes, then i thought a child coud pick out a shape- put it behind their back and then other children ask questions to guess what the shape is. This would be the starter. Main teacher fous: thought children could have a strip of sugar paper- make a shape pattern e.g. circle, circle, square, triangle- lots of different shapes cut out, which they stick on their sugar paper- they then have to talk about their shape pattern. plenary- take them outside - we have shapes painted in the floor- i could descibe a shape or say a shape and he children have to run on it. or for my main teacher focus we culd make wally out of different shapes or draw him- thinking of different shapes as they do love him and have been talking about him alot recently. than i could get my TA to do the thing with sugar paer. What you think? x

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just picking up on the Wally theme, could you devize a game where the children find What shape is Wally hiding in? (As he does like hidng doesn't he).

Or thinking about it have some shapes and see if the children can see what other shapes are hiding in it, ie: rectangle, how many triangles in a rectangle? (not sure if that is too advanced though). Cut out triangles that fit into a rectangle, cut out semi circles that fit into a circle, How many rectangles in a square? etc etc.

 

Have fun and good luck, let us know how it goes.

 

Peggy

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just picking up on the Wally theme, could you devize a game where the children find What shape is Wally hiding in? (As he does like hidng doesn't he).

Or thinking about it have some shapes and see if the children can see what other shapes are hiding in it, ie: rectangle, how many triangles in a rectangle? (not sure if that is too advanced though). Cut out triangles that fit into a rectangle, cut out semi circles that fit into a circle, How many rectangles in a square? etc etc.

 

Have fun and good luck, let us know how it goes.

 

Peggy

 

 

that is a good idea thanx i think i will use that later in the year as we have not done that much on shape yet- but i do lurve it. thankyou x x

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