23 November 2018
A new area of the NCETM website, focusing on how Reception age and younger children develop their early mathematical thinking, has now been launched:
Early Years area
The aim of this section is to help teachers and practitioners in Early Years settings have a clearer understanding of how children build early number sense, and to provide tips on how best to support that learning.
Written by Viv Lloyd (NCETM Assistant Director with responsibility for Early Years) and Dr Sue Gifford (Mathematics Education Department, Roehampton University), the new pages break down early mathematical learning into six main areas:
- Cardinality and counting
- Shape and space
Find out more in the supporting podcast:
How Early Years children develop mathematical thinking
These new materials complement two other areas of NCETM and Maths Hubs work:
- Most Maths Hubs are participating in a national project where Early Years practitioners collaborate in local Work Groups to explore improved ways of supporting early mathematical thinking.
- The NCETM is continuing to publish support materials linked to the popular CBeebies Numberblocks programmes.