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There are 19 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Early years number sense, you may find related items under Early years foundation stage.Broad Topics > Early years foundation stage > Early years number sense
What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?
In this article for practitioners, Cath Gripton and Deliah Pawluch explore the 'counting collections' approach, which encourages children to spend time playing and experimenting with counting.
In this article for EY practitioners, Dr Sue Gifford outlines what we mean by subitising and how we can teach it.
In this task, children are encouraged to spot pairs of socks and to order the socks by size and length on the washing line.
Using the spring scale in this activity provides an engaging context in which children can explore and discuss the weight of different objects.
In this task, children will learn different ways of representing the same number.
This article, written by Dr. Sue Gifford, evaluates the Early Learning Numbers Goal in England, in the light of research.
More activities which will help you get a better of sense of numbers and understand what we mean by place value.
These activities will help children develop a strong sense of number.
This article for primary teachers expands on the key ideas which underpin early number sense and place value, and suggests activities to support learners as they get to grips with these ideas.
This article explores the basic foundations of number sense and outlines relevant research in this area.
This feature aims to support you in developing children's early number sense and understanding of place value.
In this article for primary teachers, Lynne McClure outlines what is meant by fluency in the context of number and explains how our selection of NRICH tasks can help.
This dice activity encourages children to relate the number on the dice to the number of teddies they need to choose.
In the pirate pound shop, children can practise their counting skills by choosing ten items to spend their ten pounds on.
In this activity, the rhyme 'Ten Green Bottles' is used to encourage children to count backwards to work out how many bottles are left.
Helen Joyce interviews the neuropsychologist Brian Butterworth whose research has shown that we are all born with a "built-in" sense of cardinal number.
Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.
This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children's number sense.