Access resources, activity ideas and advice for teaching early years maths.
Early years maths resources
Resources are split into 3 areas based on the educational programmes:
These resources will help you when reviewing your current curriculum to make sure you are meeting the requirement of the revised mathematics area of learning.
As you make changes to your curriculum consider what you want children to learn first and plan opportunities for them to achieve this.
What the EYFS framework says about maths
Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically.
Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers.
By providing frequent and varied opportunities to build and apply this understanding - such as using manipulatives, including small pebbles and tens frames for organising counting - children will develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built.
In addition, it is important that the curriculum includes rich opportunities for children to develop their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of mathematics including shape, space and measures.
It is important that children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.