This course will explore the theory of successful learning in mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Participants will look at the journeys into mathematical understanding and take part in a range of practical activities that support the development, understanding and use of mathematical language and problem solving in real-life contexts.
Participants will also focus on children’s mathematical mark making and creating, developing a supportive environment for mathematics (indoors and outdoors) to facilitate independent learning and sustained shared thinking.
This course will:
• Introduce participants to a range of picture books that support mathematical concepts and understanding in the Early Years
• Explore a range of practical mathematics activities which enable children to use and apply mathematical concepts and language in real life meaningful situations, linked to focus texts
• Investigate what makes good provision for mathematics learning in the 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 and pedagogy in mathematics in KS1 in line with the expectations of National Curriculum 2014
• Ideas for practical activities designed to 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 at school."Course Participant, 2015-16
"This course covers so much in relation to the teaching of maths. I have lots of practical examples to take back to my setting."Course Participant, 2015-16