Research by Carruthers and
The studies listed here
outline research by Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington
into children's mathematical graphics.
of children's mathematical graphics from children birth - 8 years
We analysed 700 examples of
children's mathematical graphics from children in the home,
nursery settings and schools. This important and in-depth analysis uncovers
development of young childrens own mathematical marks and calculations for the first
time. It reveals the complexity and creativity of young children's mathematical
mark-making and their astonishing ability to make meaning.
to read outcome of this research
children exploring early calculation: creativity and mathematical graphics.