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# Starting Points

## 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.

## 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.