This 14-minute video looks at how math learning for young children at Great Barr Primary School (Birmingham, UK) is supported by careful observation and collaborative planning by practitioners to further individual student progress. Lead teacher Amanda McKenna describes the school's philosophy that math learning should be fun and part of everyday experiences. Independent play-based experiences are at the heart of young children's mathematical development. Teachers strive to help children become independent mathematical problem solvers through the development of skills such as number recognition, number ordering and calculation. A sidebar suggests questions for viewer reflection.


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