### Module 1: Understanding and Supporting the Mathematical Learner

### Provocation 1b: Thinking and Communicating Mathematically

**Context for Your Inquiry:** From infancy on, and in all communities and cultures, children show an ability to think mathematically about their world. A large portion of their play involves mathematics, which builds foundational understandings, mathematical processes and creative thinking. Young mathematicians communicate their thinking through drawing, symbolic representations, writing and models as well as in conversations, gestures and enactments.