Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years
This book is aimed at those working with children up to the age of five in nurseries and pre-school settings. It would be of interest to childminders, parents and carers of children in their early years.
The book explores the initial stages of mathematical development and how the early skills develop. It covers areas such as one-to-one correspondence and patterning for the under 3s, learning to count and calculate in pre-school nursery or the reception class. There is also a chapter focusing on supporting children with SEN.
A particularly useful inclusion was that each chapter has a section giving advice on how to support children during that specific stage of development.
Useful for those who want an overview on how a young child develops mathematical skills and ideas to support development.
Reviewed in Special Needs Information Press (SNIP) July, 2003