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Maths

Six Key Areas of Early Mathematics Learning

Cardinality and Counting

Understanding that the cardinal value of a number refers to the quantity, or ‘how manyness’ of things it represents. This includes subitizing. Subitizing is the ability to recognize a small group of objects without counting. It is a fundamental skill in the development of number sense.

The learning Station on YouTube provides some videos to support with Subitizing. Check them out her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5Gf3GIzAg

Comparison

Understanding that comparing numbers involves knowing which numbers are worth more or less than each other.

Composition

Understanding that one number can be made up from (composed from) two or more smaller numbers.

Pattern

Looking for and finding patterns helps children notice and understand mathematical relationships.

Shape and Space

Understanding what happens when shapes move, or combine with other shapes, helps develop wider mathematical thinking.

Measures

Comparing different aspects such as length, weight and volume, as a preliminary to using units to compare later.

Numberblocks

We love to watch Numberblocks in Reception. The Cbeebies programme is fantastic for teaching children about numbers, counting, addition and subtraction. Take a look at the Numberblocks website where you can watch episodes of the show and take part in activities and games.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Numberblocks - Count to Ten | Learn to Count

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Numberblocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer:

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