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There are 14 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to EY Comparing numbers, you may find related items under Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Counting Collections in the Early Years

Age 3 to 5

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.

EYFS Thinking About: Sunflower Numbers

Age 3 to 5

Here are some examples of children's thinking prompted by drawings of numbered sunflowers on an outside wall.

How Long Are You?

Age 3 to 5

Children use everyday language to talk about size, to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems

Beat the Clock

Age 3 to 5

Children use everyday language to talk about time, to compare quantities and to solve problems

The Voting Station

Age 3 to 5

This task encourages children to count and compare numbers when using 'voting bricks' to vote for a book at story time.

Using Books: the Doorbell Rang

Age 3 to 5

In this activity, the book 'The Doorbell Rang' by Pat Hutchins provides an engaging context in which children can explore sharing.

Estimation Station

Age 3 to 5

This activity involves filling a jar with small objects to encourage estimation and counting skills.

Number Book

Age 3 to 5

Creating a 'Book of Four' provides an opportunity for children to collect groups of four objects and consider how the groups of objects are similar.

Cooking with Children

Age 3 to 5

By following some simple recipes in this task, children can practise the skills of measuring and counting ingredients.

Dice

Age 3 to 5

This dice activity encourages children to relate the number on the dice to the number of teddies they need to choose.

Timing

Age 3 to 5

In this task, children will practise using a variety of timers to work out how many items they can put into a jar before the time finishes.

Packing

Age 3 to 5

This activity involves sorting toys into categories by using comparing and classifying skills.

Maths Story Time

Age 3 to 5

This story provides an engaging context for children to share out the treasure fairly among the characters.

Making Caterpillars

Age 3 to 5

By making 'caterpillars' in this activity, children will have an opportunity to practise using language of length and width, as well as using non-standard measures to compare lengths.