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Effective Practice : Early Years : Mathematics-specific Pedagogy

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1. How confident are you that you can give all children the best opportunities for effective development and learning in mathematics?

b. Promoting equal opportunities?


Children will need differing amounts of support and encouragement in maths learning. Some children will need additional support and it is important that they have that intervention as early as possible. This support can take the form of extra adult time to model mathematical situations such as counting and sorting objects or playing board games. Children will also need access to space and large equipment to explore shapes and measurement.

Surrounding children with a variety of tools, that are always available, to assist them as they work is important. The mathematical learning resources will need to reflect the range of cultures and lifestyles that children are familiar with. This will include making sure that there are dual language counting books, counting equipment that is exciting to handle (not just plastic bricks), and a range of measuring materials available all the time.

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