To support E4L’s Guidance Report, ‘Improving mathematics in the early years with children aged 3 – 7 years’, we have worked with educators to capture examples of the recommendations in their settings.
In these videos from the team at Orchard Early Learning Centre hear:
- Koh (Manager of Pedagogy, Practice and Continuous Improvement) reflect on Numicon manipulatives have been introduced to the children and how they are used to explore mathematical concepts
- Koh and Damon (Early Childhood Teacher and STEM Specialist) explore how making the most of moments in play can help to see and support children’s mathematical understanding
- Fiona (Early Childhood Teacher & Orchard Preschool Specialist) explore how patterns in nature and examining natural materials can support children to engage with mathematical ideas and maths talk
- Justine (Nature Leader) describe how she plans experiences in art to develop maths concepts, such as symmetry.