Mathematics

Aspect Activities to support Adult role
Numbers
  • Number resources such as magnetic numbers, sensory numbers
  • Number songs
  • Finger rhymes
  • Number rhymes
  • Routines / calendar / days of the week / 
  • Turn taking games
  • Dice games
  • Introducing language of numbers
  • Repeating activities
  • Counting with the children
  • Modelling counting
  • Having numbers of personal significance
  • Number hunts of nursery & local area
  • Supporting turn taking
  • Supporting number games
  • Counting different objects
  • Pointing out numbers in different places
Shape & measure
  • Shape sorters
  • Construction
  • Large scale construction
  • numicon
  • Baking
  • Height chart / measuring hands & feet
  • Scales 
  • Junk modelling
  • 2D / 3D shapes
  • Introduce shape vocab
  • Looking at the properties of shapes – how many sides etc
  • Looking for shapes in the environment
Patterns & Connections
  • Books / picture books
  • Mark making
  • Art & messy play
  • Construction
  • Technology
  • Having examples of patterns displayed
  • Model problem solving  (how many cups do we need?)
Spatial awareness & reasoning
  • Sorting
  • Running games / parachute
  • Musical instruments / clapping in time / Rhythms
  • Walks of local area
  • BeeBot
  • Action songs
  • Having a height chart – measure and compare
  • Measure & compare hands & feet
  • Running games in the garden
  • Outings to wide open spaces
  • Model problem solving