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Mathematics Through Play in the Early Years
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781446269770
- Published By: Sage UK
- Year: 2014
- Page Count: 160
- Publication date: January 18, 2014
'The book is grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, particularly in relation to mathematics. Bringing together research and practice in an accessible way, Kate Tucker provides an essential resource for all those who work with young children. I strongly recommend it!' - Dr Sue Rogers, Head of Department of Early years and Primary Education, Institute of Education
Offering practical examples of focused, playful teaching this popular book is back for a third edition, with even more activities to use in your setting with children aged from 3 to 8.
Completely updated to include the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, this new edition covers all the hot topics in the field, and now includes:
- a new section on teaching mathematics in Forest School
- more coverage of using ICT to teach mathematics
- more coverage of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- a key vocabulary section at the end of each chapter, and a detailed glossary
- expanded and updated suggestions for Further Reading
- even more activities to use in lessons, with some extended to include 7-8 year olds
With a user-friendly layout, this new edition is an ideal resource for practitioners wishing to enhance their mathematics teaching, and for students wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to use play to teach mathematics.
Kate Tucker is an early years teacher, trainer and writer based in Devon.
Table of Contents
Play and Problem Solving
Creating and Using a Mathematical Environment
Creative Recording and Mathematical Graphics
Counting and Using Number
Shape and Space
Planning, Organizing and Assessing Independent Play
Parents as Partners: Involving Parents in Mathematics and Play
This is a practical and inspiring publication packed full of ideas for all the key areas within an early years setting to support maths learning and development in young children. A great read for all champions of maths.Nursery News
For those of us who feel they have a ‘mental block’, or natural aversion to maths, this book will be of enormous help. Grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, focusing particularly on mathematics, it is packed full of tried and tested, new and innovative, mathematical ideas, activities and experiences.Martine Horvath
Early Years Educator