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Aaliyah’s learning through mathematics

Finding a circle

Student Aaliyah Date 15 May 2008
Observer Julie (teacher)

For the last two weeks we have been talking about shapes in the context of our geometry unit.

Today, Aaliyah was in a small group that went to look for shapes out in the playground. She quietly and independently went on her search and then called out enthusiastically “I have found a shape!” She was able to identify the shape she had found as a circle and to tell her peers that it had one side.

The next day Aaliyah was very keen to write about her shape at writing time. She sought the help of the student teacher, who helped her to write about the circle she had found.