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### Practising Mathematics: Developing the mathematician as well as the mathematics

How can your students work like mathematicians?

An engaging selection of tasks contain activities from many areas of mathematics including: Number work, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probably and Statistics.

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# Starting Points

## Exploring 'Big' Numbers

### Exploring 'Big' Numbers

Young children are fascinated by big numbers, often asking, ‘What is the biggest number there is?’

## Counting: Freddo Cupcakes

In everyday learning incorporate the language of mathematics through cooking and eating games. Freddo cupcakes can be used in incidental one-to-one opportunities, small group situations or whole group interactive sessions.

## Pattern: Number and Algebra

### Making the connections

Helping students to build knowledge and make connections between number and pattern in the early years.

## A Counting Activity

Read the book Ten in the bed  from start to finish. Focus on mathematical discussion; counting, spotting differences or similarities, colour, shape, size, distance and pattern.

## Learning in Maths using Songs, Rhymes and Puppets

In everyday learning incorporate the language of mathematics through the use of songs, rhymes and puppets.

## Early Childhood Learning with Digital Technologies

How can  mathematical understanding for young learners be enhanced through digital technologies?

## Patterns and Arrays

In exploring pattern, one to one correspondence and possibly concepts of number using arrays.

## Spatial Relations

The child is developing concepts of spatial relations, direction and transformation – flip slide and turn, to match the shapes to the corresponding spaces.

Exploring numbers and mathematical symbols.

## Informal Measurement

This child is exploring measurement of mass through balancing the scale.