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A PSRN stimulating and supportive environment 1
A mathematically rich environment needs to be resourced so that the mathematics cannot be missed.
A PSRN stimulating and supportive environment 2
It is essential to have in mind the kind of mathematical developments that are likely to occur in the different areas, indoors and out.
A PSRN stimulating and supportive environment 3
Establishing a mathematically rich enivironment indoors and out, using imagined and real situations and across all areas of learning, is an essential element of supporting mathematical thinking and...
Climbing, running, skipping, jumping, exploring!
Young children need to experience mathematical concepts through their whole bodies in practrical experiences that make sense to them.
Sorting, matching and classifying 1
Children's mathematical development occurs as they seek patterns make connections and recognise relationships.
Sorting, matching and classifying 2
What is the same and what is different is one of the most powerful prompts for mathematical thinking.
Water play and PSRN
Sand and water play supports mathematical thinking and learning in ways that go way beyond counting or learning about measures. Children learn about cause and effect and object permanence.
Sand Play and PSRN
Through sand and water play children are able to develop a range of problem finding and problem solving strategies and have opportunities to gather experiences that will enable them to make informed...
Malleable materials and PSRN
Using malleable materials provides ideal opportunities to extend children's thinking and develop their problem solving skills. There are small changes that can be made through provision and...
Through playing with large and small construction apparatus children use their knowledge and skills to solve problems, generate new questions and make connections across other areas of leanrning and...
Construction and small world play lend themselves to collaborative imaginative learning, problem solving and sustained shared thinking.
Graphics area or 'Office'
If the environment presents a powerful demonstration of mathematical literacy, then children will take every opportunity to use their knowledge and abilities to act in a literate way.
Making or 'Creative' area
Children will make independent choices if resources are freely available. The workshop approach encourages children to explore, investigate, talk and learn about number, shape, space and measure...
Maths resource areas
Maths resource areas are a way of providing tools that all chiildren and practitioners can find readibly available. It is a good idea to provide some mobile as well as static maths resources; for...
Stories, songs, music and rhymes
Thinking and learning are not simply the domain of the brain. They may depend on a range of intelligencies, on physical action and motivation. Using music, dance, rhymes and stories allows children...
Well-planned role play is rich in opportunities to use and to record maths for a purpose. It provides numerous opportunities for interactive learning to take place where children actively construct...
Puzzles and games
Young children take pleasure in making up games and solving problems which in turn supports and reinforces their mathematical development.
Every day routines such as cutting and sharing fruit, provide rich opportunities for children to make connections between the real world and mathematical concepts.
Display and PSRN
Displays should stimulate children's curiosity and interests. Where possible, children should be involved in setting up and contributing to the displays.
Planting and growing
There are many mathematical opportunities involved in planting and growing. Children may be involved in planting numbers of seeds, adding a marker and seeing which ones grow. They may be measuring...
Woodwork is another form of construction or modelling and involves sorting, matching and categorising different sizes, shapes and types of wood and tools, and making decisions about 'how many' and...
Using available resources to support PSRN
Transfer and combine materials fetching It is important to recognise that all learning may take place in all areas, Children should be encouraged to utilise all resources across the...