At a very early age, children are beginning to grasp mathematical ‘concepts’ as they endeavour to make sense of the world. In this book, Hannah Mortimer explains these early stages of development and provides practical examples of how early years workers can support and encourage early number work. From the child’s first year, through toddlerhood, the under threes and the Foundation Stage, examples are given that will help you both understand and support children’s mathematical development.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
"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.