How to Develop Confident Mathematicians in the Early Years: A Guide for Practitioners and Parents

1st Edition

Tony Cotton

Published October 24, 2018
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9780415792806 - CAT# Y319794

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Showing how everyday experiences can be used to encourage early mathematical thinking, this book will help you to support young children’s mathematical development through play.

Developing Confident Mathematicians in the Early Years explains clearly the stages of mathematical development from birth to five years. It considers how practitioners and parents can create a mathematically rich environment and offers a wealth of practical activities and suggestions for adult–child interactions to enhance children’s mathematical learning. Features include:

  • 60 activities, each covering a core area of mathematical experience – measurement, algebra, data handling, counting and calculation
  • clear explanations of the mathematics taking place in each activity and how this forms the foundation for mathematical learning in the future
  • practical suggestions for home learning and working in partnership with parents
  • links to the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Offering a rich source of ideas using everyday resources, this practical text will inspire practitioners and parents to nurture young children’s innate confidence and ability in mathematics.


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