Opportunities for mathematical interaction through preschool routines: Initial findings

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


We will present the findings of a professional development project on teacher noticing with 6 preschool teachers working alongside mathematics educators. In the first phase, teachers were interviewed to identify specific examples of mathematical activity within regular classroom routines such as arrival, snack time, circle time, centres, and clean up. From the interviews the teachers’ identified a wide range of examples that took place through purposeful planning. Collectively they shared several opportunities including sorting, patterning, counting, and measurement. We are currently in the second phase, which involves professional development sessions through collaborative video viewing of a particular routine with the preschool teachers. Through these sessions, we hope to increase attention to and awareness of different possibilities for action within routines, and to further consider ways the teacher may make the mathematics explicit through purposeful interactions.
Period18 Mar 2016
Event title1st Annual Department of Elementary Education Research Expo
Event typeExhibition
LocationEdmonton, Canada, AlbertaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal