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Supporting the maths development of two-year-olds is an important task, Judith Dancer explains
There is potential for mathematical learning in all areas of a nursery, so long as practitioners are open to possibilities. Judith Stevens suggests ideas to inspire three- to five-year-olds.
Calculating and number play must be interactive if it is to trigger ideas and stimulate thinking. Anne O'Connor suggests ways of making the best use of mathematical resources.
Using simple tools with simple rules will reward children with a wealth of learning and skills development, says early years consultant Linda Pound.
Mathematical learning need not be a dull or daunting prospect, thanks to the ability of well-equipped outside spaces to let children immerse themselves in complex ideas while at play.
Observe how absorbed the children can become in particular schemas when you provide resources and activities suggested by Diana Lawton.
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