Teaching mathematics to young children in creative ways is made easy with this Second Edition of a wonderful book, which offers the reader clear advice and lots of exciting ideas to use in any early years setting.By showing how to introduce mathematical concepts through play-based activities, Mathematics Through Play in the Early Years is in tune with current thinking about best practice in teaching, and with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and current Numeracy strategy.
Chapter 9: Parents as Partners: Involving Parents in Mathematics and Play
- a brief discussion of the role of parental involvement as described in recent legislation
- the benefits of involving parents in their child's mathematical education
- family learning programmes
- strategies for involving parents in their child's early years mathematics education.
If children are to perceive themselves as capable mathematicians, then they need to feel confident and positive about themselves as learners and doers of mathematics. Involving parents in their child's mathematics education plays a significant part in how a child feels about and engages with the subject. Partnership with parents has a high profile in the EYFS and The Children's Plan: Building Brighter Futures (DCSF, 2007) states:
Partnership with parents ...