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Exploring Maths through Stories and Rhymes

Active Learning in the Early Years

by Janet Rees


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This practical book is packed with tried-and-tested activities which draw on popular stories and rhymes, and use everyday materials and objects to help young children develop their understanding and enjoyment of mathematical concepts.

By relating ideas of number, shape, size and pattern to everyday contexts, stories and experiences, Exploring Maths through Stories and Rhymes improves confidence, increases understanding and develops children's desire to engage with maths. Offering a range of creative and exciting activities to encourage hands-on learning and discussion, chapters:

  • include a range of step-by-step activities which are easily adapted to varying needs, ages and abilities
  • use popular stories and nursery rhymes as a way of engaging children with mathematical thinking
  • show how inexpensive, everyday materials can be used to encourage learning
  • include full colour photographs, photocopiable materials, vocabulary lists and key questions to help the reader get the most out of the ideas described
  • This practical text will be a go-to resource for early years practitioners and students looking to adopt a creative approach to early years mathematics.

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    Taylor and Francis
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