There are 14 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Early years reasoning, you may find related items under Early years foundation stage.Broad Topics > Early years foundation stage > Early years reasoning
A group of animals has made a seesaw in the woods. How can you make the seesaw balance?
Children explore characteristics of shapes and use both everyday and mathematical language to describe them, talk about positions and solve problems
Children use everyday language to talk about size, to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
Children use everyday language to talk about time, to compare quantities and to solve problems
In this article for EY practitioners, Dr Sue Gifford discusses children's early spatial thinking and how this predicts their mathematical understanding and achievement.
Barrier games build on children's natural desire to combine block play with small world items.
When waiting for a ride on outdoor toys, children can consider which route they might take around the outside area and how long they will spend on their toy.
Dr Sue Gifford outlines different ways in which you might capture young children's mathematical thinking and how to send samples to NRICH.
Using the spring scale in this activity provides an engaging context in which children can explore and discuss the weight of different objects.
This story about some troublesome dogs encourages children to find and model doubles of different numbers.
In this game, children will use their addition and subtraction skills to keep track of the number of toys hidden inside a box when toys are added in or taken out.
This task provides a real-life context for children to compare capacities in order to choose the biggest container for their lemonade.
This activity involves sorting toys into categories by using comparing and classifying skills.
This story provides an engaging context for children to share out the treasure fairly among the characters.