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Foreword: Janet Moyles

Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2011) Understanding Children's Mathematical Graphics: Beginnings in Play. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

"Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington have been widely recognised for their work in young children's early mathematical development for many years and this book is a marvellous testament to their enthusiasm and expertise regarding this area of enquiry. The book is scholarly, contains the most delightful array of examples of young children's mathematical drawings, and will inspire many researchers and practitioners to look again at how they think about this aspect of children's learning. A real treat" (David Whitebread, University of Cambridge, UK).

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Professional development pack: Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2011) Developing Children's Mathematical Graphics: Supporting Early Mathematical Thinking. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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These materials offer a flexible resource and a comprehensive framework for providing Professional Development (PD) courses. The PD handbook outlines in detail a number of full and half-day courses and many activities: it includes many children's examples, prompts for discussion, learning points and guidance on how to run the activities.

This invaluable resource offers practical guidance for early years and primary mathematics advisors, leaders, managers and headteachers on understanding the beginnings of children's mathematical graphics, showing how they support the abstract 'written' symbolic language of mathematics. This resource will also be of interest to lecturers on early childhood and on early years and primary mathematics courses.

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Carruthers, E. & Worthington, M. (2006)
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