Research on children’s learning in the early years shows the importance of early experiences in mathematics. An engaging and supportive environment for children’s early encounters with mathematics can develop their confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics throughout life.

Children learn mathematics by exploring their world. Maths can become real to them as they use it by communicating, reasoning, playing and doing. Early Childhood Educators should ensure that they actively introduce mathematical ideas, methods and language through a variety of appropriate experiences such as those in this book.

This book contains 20 learning experiences that cater for various learning styles. Each experience has been linked to three of the EYLF Learning Outcomes. However, these links are only possibilities as the learning and development will likely vary for each child and situation.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • A written description
  • Photographs
  • Potential modifications
  • Ideas for reflection