For those of us who feel they have a ‘mental block’, or natural aversion to maths, this book will be of enormous help. Grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, focusing particularly on mathematics, it is packed full of tried and tested, new and innovative, mathematical ideas, activities and experiences.
This is a practical and inspiring publication packed full of ideas for all the key areas within an early years setting to support maths learning and development in young children. A great read for all champions of maths.
Really good balance of theory and practical ideas
This book is a useful resource for early years practitioners and provides lots of useful activities to try out in practice. The case studies provide opportunity for reflection and useful talking points to link theory and practice.
A useful resource for undergraduate students, those on a PGCE course and early-career teachers.
accessible for trainees to use and read, encouraging their understanding of EYFS within primary education.
Excellent reading and and really easy to understand and implement in practice
Key area of study for early years practitioners and important for them to feel confident in teaching maths to young children. Important for practitioners to be aware of strategies to use to teach maths through play not only direct instruction.
Clear and well written with interesting concepts. Easy to access for undergraduate students.
A curriculum supportive text. The area of Mathematics in Early Years education has not been widely or effectively addressed. This text begins to address the 'gap'.
I have recommended this book to Early Years Foundation Degree Students and I have added it to the book list in a unit which is concerned with planning maths through play. It is an interesting read with clear ideas about how to engage children in maths through books and oral story telling. It explains the difference between reading and story telling. It also combines theory alongside these ideas. I particularly liked the reference to cultural tools for literacy and mathematical thinking.
This book is more suited to a level 2 learner rather than level 3 upwards. It has some good ideas that could be adapted.
A text packed with practical examples and resources which was expected based on the book description, but it met it's promise brilliantly. It presents students with numerous examples to try for themselves and develop their own ideas from.
Lots of really practical ideas with examples of teacher interaction and possible next steps. Easily accessible and easy to use the ideas.
good activities for mathematics in the classroom
Very useful book encouraging students understanding of developing the concepts of mathematical skills through play.
Great for the students on Childhood studies degree, or Primary Ed.
This is an inspiring book, full of practical ideas and examples. An invaluable resource for Early Years teachers.
This publication is full of clear and well structured mathematical activities that engage children in active learning. Highly recommended.
This book is grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, particularly in relation to mathematics.
This book is an essential resource for all those who work with young children.
I strongly recommend it!
An excellent resource for anyone working with children, giving them an underpinning knowledge of how maths is incorporated into every day learning.