What is in the book?

Using drama and play to inspire and engage our youngest mathematicians.

Table of Contents

The Backstory
-       About Me……………………………………………………………….3
-       A Bit of Background………………………………………………….....4
-       Children and numbers – my belief……………………………………....6
-       What is the Number Agency?..................................……………………….8

The Key Features
-       Using Play For Learning…………………………………………….......12
-       The importance of talking, explaining, sharing and questioning………....14
-       Tying together the teaching of math hot spots/knowledge/ strategy and building
in meaningful assessment………………………………………………   16
-       Gadgets in Company…………………………………………………….19
-       The Professors…………………………………………………………...22
-       Head Agent……………………………………………………………....24
-       Use of drama techniques and symbols……………………………….........25
-       Preparing children to work in the imagined – getting the agency started….27
Planning…..........................................................................................................................30
Villains and clients– delivering problems…………………………………….42
Use of math-ex style learning…………………………………………….........45
Flipping the classroom – Taking the number agency home………………...48
Photo Gallery………………………………………………………….................49

Conclusion – or is it just the beginning?...................................................................54

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