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