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ERIC Number: EJ775305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Mathematical Adventures in Role Play
Tyce, Constance
Mathematics Teaching, n179 p19-23 Jun 2002
The provision of role play is vital in every early years setting. It provides opportunities for the development of all areas of learning. With careful thought and planning, all role play situations can provide children with mathematical adventures. Many examples of good quality role play had been observed in a variety of settings throughout Norfolk. The early years childcare partnership (EYCP) and the education advisory service decided to work together to organise a series of workshops to promote role play in the foundation stage and celebrate good practice. In this article, the author discusses the importance of role play and presents two role play scenarios : (1) exploring pattern in the jungle; and (2) travelling to the moon. The project confirmed her belief that good role play can develop children's experiences in all six areas of learning (mathematics, physical development, knowledge and understanding of the world, language and literacy, creative development, and personal and social development).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)