This three part in person event explores research on how preschool children understand the multiple meanings and social uses of written numbers. The first hour will include an interactive presentation and video montage. Followed by the opportunity to partake in an exciting outdoor number hunt for 30 minutes and finishing with a 30 minute interactive session on enhancing children’s interest about numbers.
The event will share findings from a longitudinal study that has been funded by The Leverhulme Trust and examined the development of preschool children’s awareness and understanding of the social uses and meanings of written numbers in everyday life.
Key findings and educational implications for practice will be explored, with discussion on how interactions and conversations in the home environment and in the preschool/primary school context can direct children's attention on written numbers in the world around them and develop their awareness of meaningful connections between a written number and the object and context within which the number is situated.
Dr Charis Voutsina (Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, University of Southampton) and Dr Debbie Stott (Research Fellow, University of Southampton)
A second, identical session will also be run from 14:00-16:00pm on the 29th of October.