Foundations of Mathematics: An Active Approach to Number, Shape and Measures in the Early Years

Foundations of Mathematics: An Active Approach to Number, Shape and Measures in the Early Years

by Carole Skinner, Judith Dancer


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Foundations of Mathematics outlines seven strands of practice which underpin successful mathematical development inchildren aged 3-7. Early years mathematics specialists, Carole and Judith, draw on their experience of working with early years practitioners, including consultants and advisers,
across the UK and internationally.

The book is completely up-to-date and embeds the Revised Early Years Foundation
Stage throughout the book. The book brims with multi-sensory ideas that will trigger children's curiosity, measuring using sand mousse, hunting for buried treasure and building secret dens outdoors. There are:

activities that involve playing and exploring,
games to make learning active, and
experiences to develop creative and critical thinking.

Alongside these practical experiences and activities are clear explanations of the reasoning behind the ideas with clear guidance on the role of the practitioner and 'Home Challenges' to promote the engagement of families. The authors provide straightforward advice to support the development of a mathematically-enriched learning environment and ideas to help children transfer learning into their own child-initiated play, to build a genuine and solid foundation for mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855394360
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/17/2013
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stevens is an independent early learning consultant, trainer and author based in the UK who led the highly regarded Every Child a Talker programme in London and South East England.

Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. All About Number \ 2. Doing Calculations \ 3. Working with Shapes\ 4. Learning to Measure \ 5. Solving Problems \ 6. Collecting and Sorting \7. Stories and Rhymes \ 8. Maths Outdoors

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