The Doorbell Rang is a lovely book to share with children and will provoke some interesting mathematical discussionsDOWNLOAD HERE.
Using wellies to encourage positional languageDOWNLOAD HERE.
In this article for Early Years practitioners, Dr Sue Gifford outlines ways to develop children's problem-solving strategies and confidence in problem solving.
This short article critiques the 'What to Expect, When' guidance, written for parents who want to find out more about their child's learning and development in the first five years.
Ruth Trundley outlines her doctoral research and concludes that development of an understanding of cardinality is a crucial element of counting that can be overlooked.
This article describes how one nursery setting focused on tidying up time as a context in which to explicitly target the development of number and calculation skills.
In this article, Dr Sue Gifford outlines how we can create positive attitudes and higher achievement in mathematics, starting in the Early Years.
This article describes how the NRICH Early Years resources aim to further develop young children's natural problem-solving abilities in the context of mathematics.
This article, written by Dr. Sue Gifford, evaluates the Early Learning Numbers Goal in England, in the light of research.
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Placing a number of socks in the environment can encourage conversations about capacity, sorting and matchingDOWNLOAD HERE.
Children will love creating their own 'number book'DOWNLOAD HERE.
A variety of balances and objects to put in/on them will intrigue young childrenDOWNLOAD HERE.
Mathematics on the moveDOWNLOAD HERE!
Encourage mathematical thinking through cookingDOWNLOAD HERE.
Explore the mathematics of a mud kitchenDOWNLOAD HERE!
Children put their hand into a bag and try to describe the shape they feel without lookingDOWNLOAD HERE.
This activity encourages children to think mathematically as they play with dressing-up clothesDOWNLOAD HERE.
This activity encourages children to guess what is inside your boxDOWNLOAD HERE.
Our making caterpillars activity uses clay and dough to introduce measurement. DOWNLOAD HERE
Stacking and manipulation of 3D shapes.DOWNLOAD HERE
Wiggly lines provoke discussion about paths. DOWNLOAD HERE
Counting golden beans and beginning to match numerals to amounts. DOWNLOAD HERE
Children often enjoy rolling large dice so take a look at these challengesDownload.
Sorting objects which have got muddled up.DOWNLOAD HERE
Children's picture making is a useful context for recognising and describing patterns and shapes. DOWNLOAD HERE
Making prints and exploring the shapes that result. DOWNLOAD HERE
Most children love collecting and it's an ideal context for sorting and counting. DOWNLOAD HERE
Here are ideas for using this well known rhyme as a counting game: who will win, the rain or the sun? Download
Telling a story which poses a problem for children to solve.DOWNLOAD HERE
Using ribbons and strings to support small children's understanding of 2D shape. DOWNLOAD HERE
Discussing weights of wrapped presents.DOWNLOAD HERE
A counting song activity. Download
Putting objects into a container in a certain length of time.DOWNLOAD HERE
Creating long creatures from card, cubes etc.DOWNLOAD HERE
Pirates shopping for treasure.DOWNLOAD HERE
Using tidying up as a context for number work. DOWNLOAD HERE
Sorting objects into baskets.DOWNLOAD HERE
Ideas using real life and small world play for ordering. DOWNLOAD HERE
Small world play.DOWNLOAD HERE
Hanging out dolls' clothes after they have been washed. DOWNLOAD HERE
Exploring tubes and tunnels.DOWNLOAD HERE
Create a post office role play area and invite children to wrap parcels for sendingDOWNLOAD HERE.
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