In this article, Janine Davenall reflects on children’s personalised mathematical recordings as part of a small research project based in her Reception class.
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.
How will we find out which bottles will hold the most lemonade for our outing to the parkDOWNLOAD HERE?
The Doorbell Rang is a lovely book to share with children and will provoke some interesting mathematical discussionsDOWNLOAD HERE.
Placing a number of socks in the environment can encourage conversations about capacity, sorting and matchingDOWNLOAD HERE.
A variety of balances and objects to put in/on them will intrigue young childrenDOWNLOAD 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.
Our making caterpillars activity uses clay and dough to introduce measurement. DOWNLOAD HERE
Children's picture making is a useful context for recognising and describing patterns and shapes. 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
Using ribbons and strings to support small children's understanding of 2D shape. DOWNLOAD HERE
Create a post office role play area and invite children to wrap parcels for sendingDOWNLOAD HERE.
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