The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years

27/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This course will explore the theory of successful learning in mathematics in the EYFS. Practitioners will look at the journey into mathematical understanding and explore a range of practical activities that support the understanding and use of mathematical language and problem solving in real-life contexts.

Practitioners will also focus on children’s mathematical mark-making and developing a supportive environment for mathematics (indoors and outdoors) that encourages independent learning and sustained shared thinking.

This course will:

• Introduce practitioners to a range of picture books that support mathematical concepts and understanding in the Early Years

• Explore practical mathematics activities which enable children to use and apply mathematical concepts and language in meaningful situations, linked to focus texts

• Investigate what makes good provision for mathematics learning in indoor and outdoor learning environments

• Explore ways to record learning in mathematics in ways that are meaningful to children

Participants will gain:

• The opportunity to reflect on and develop practice in mathematics in line with the expectations of EYFS 2014

• Ideas for practical activities that bring maths learning alive in real life situations, with high-quality picture books as a starting point

• An audit of indoor and outdoor provision to develop mathematical learning

• A high quality text to use in the classroom


"Very informative and left with lot of practical ideas. I feel inspired to create an improved mathematical environment."

Teacher, 2017
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales