We actively promote a visible thinking culture in our Prep classrooms through the use of ‘thinking routines’ in our teaching and learning programs
Our Preps have been exploring numerals, number names and quantities in Mathematics and recently completed mathematical thinking routines by pondering the questions ‘Why are numbers so important?, ‘Where do we find numbers?’ and ‘How do we use numbers in everyday life?’
The Preps displayed their understandings and documented their responses by creating artistic images using water colour paints. Some student responses are below.
“We need numbers so people will know how old they are. Or they’d think they’re 4 years old when they’re only 1 years old.” – George
“We need numbers in the world or else there would be no pluses.” Finn