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.

Creating and Using a Mathematical Environment
Creating and using a mathematical environment
This Chapter Covers
  • the interplay between the psychological and the physical mathematical learning environment
  • the features of an early years learning environment, and examples of how they can promote mathematical development and provide links with other areas of learning
  • creative materials and resources
  • creating and using mathematical displays
  • mathematical activity in the outside environment.

The environment plays a crucial role in a child's learning and consists of two main aspects: the psychological and the physical. No matter how well chosen the resources and how well planned the activities, if the children do not feel valued and secure, then they are unlikely to engage fully with the surroundings. In order for children to feel confident enough to make choices and take ...

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