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Maths4All Supporting Children’s Mathematical Learning during Child-Led Play (P)

Maths4All Supporting Children’s Mathematical Learning during Child-Led Play (P)

Maths4All Supporting Children’s Mathematical Learning during Child-Led Play

DATE:   Tuesdays - 16th, 30th Janurary & 20th February 2024
TIME:    7pm to 8pm
ZOOM Meeting

‘Notice, Explore, Talk about Mathematics’ is an approach designed to develop children’s mathematical thinking during child-led play. Led by Elaine Dillon, an experienced infant teacher, this series of 3 online workshops aims to establish a Professional Learning Community that creates a space to reflect, collaborate and explore the value of noticing, exploring and talking about the mathematics that children play with during everyday child-led play.

Through a series of professional conversations, we will:

  • Explore how child-led play can be used as a site to extend children’s mathematical thinking.
  • Explore the role of the educator during child-led play and identify strategies for promoting children’s mathematical learning.
  • Explore the role of children’s play in implementing the New Primary Mathematical Curriculum.
  • Discuss ways to create learning experiences which encourage young children to reason, justify and communicate their mathematical thinking.

‘‘Through play, children can be supported to engage in increasingly sophisticated and cognitively challenging activities and make choices about their learning. In doing so, their mathematical concepts are strengthened and extended; the tools, approaches and strategies they employ are refined; and the opportunities for children to make connections and share ideas are increased. ’’

(PMC, 2023)

Tutor: Elaine Dillon

Elaine Dillon is a Senior Infant teacher and Assistant Principal in Bishop Shanahan NS, Dublin 6W.  Elaine completed a Masters in Education and focused her research on developing children's mathematical thinking during playful moments. Elaine has a keen interest in creating rich mathematical experiences in classrooms.

Course Properties

Course date 16-01-2024 7:00 pm
End Date 20-02-2024 8:00 pm
Cut off date 20-02-2024
Capacity 100
Fee Free
Tutor - Speaker Elaine Dillon
Select Hours 3
Location Online via Zoom

Course Full