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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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Exploring 'Big' Numbers

Exploring 'Big' Numbers

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris-sm

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

Counting: Freddo Cupcakes

Freddo Cup Cakes

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.

Hopscotch -small

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.

Songs, Rhyme and Puppets

Early Childhood Learning with Digital Technologies

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

Starting Point  8b - Digital Technologies

Patterns and Arrays

Starting Points 14b - Flower Blocks

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

Spatial Relations

Starting Point 2 - 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

Starting Point 1 - Informal Measurement

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