Mathematics Through Play in the Early Years
Teaching mathematics to young children in creative ways is made easy with this second edition of a wonderful book, which offers the reader clear advice and lots of exciting ideas to use in any early years setting.
By showing how to introduce mathematical concepts through play-based activities, this book is in tune with current thinking about best practice in teaching, and with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and current Primary National Strategy.
New material includes:
- an additional chapter on creative recording
- a whole new chapter on ways to involve parents
- discussion of policy throughout the UK
- more on using ICT
- case studies covering the whole birth to eight age range
Essential reading for any practitioner who wants to develop their mathematics teaching, this book is equally important for all trainee teachers and early years students.
Kate Tucker is an early years teacher, trainer and writer based in Exeter; she has over 20 years of experience, and has written widely on early years mathematics and Foundation Stage practice.
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1 Why play?
2 Creating and using a mathematical environment
3 Creative recording and mathematical graphics
4 Counting and using number
6 Shape and space