There are mathematical opportunities all around you all the time! We like to learn maths in a very practical and visual way. Every day we do lots of counting - which means saying the number names in order, for example 1,2,3,4,5. We also learn how to count objects by pointing at them or moving them as we say the number out loud. As we get better at this we learn how to count larger amounts, compare how many we have and start to add and subtract numbers up to 10.
We like to use 'ten frames' to help us with our counting and recognising how many objects there are. A ten frame looks like this:
We also learn how to write numbers and we like to use a scheme called 'Ten Town' to introduce the children to the numbers, help them to recognise them and form them correctly. There are lots of games to play on ten town as well! Click on the link to find out more... https://www.tentown.co.uk/
Maths isn't just about numbers though - we also like to do lots of learning about size, length, weight, capacity as well as learning about 2D and 3D shapes, making patterns and sorting into categories. We do this all the time in our inside and outside classroom.