Have you ever thought, “I’m just not good at maths so I can’t possibly extend children’s mathematical skills and knowledge?”
When we think of mathematics in the early childhood environment we often think of numbers and counting. However, maths is everywhere and when we activate our “maths lens” we can notice it and build our ability to extend it in play-based environments.
Exploring measurement through play-based learning with children is fun and engaging and most importantly, is foundational to children’s later mathematical development.
This 2-hour session will provide educators and educational leaders with a deeper understanding of mathematical content knowledge of measurement and measuring skills. You will learn practical ways to make the most of every opportunity to embed this learning into your everyday pedagogy and practice in playful and engaging ways with familiar resources, materials, and loose parts.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Develop an understanding of the development of measuring skills in the early years
- Examine the importance of emergent measurement for later mathematics success
- Consider how these mathematical domains are visible in the Early Years Learning Framework V2.0
- Learn practical ways of bringing measurement to life in play-based environments
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Area 5 – Relationships with children