With this book children can explore addition with Baa baa maths sheep", learn about money with "Sing a song of pocket money", and join the sailor who goes to sea to see what shapes he can see. Aimed at teachers of Key Stage 1 wanting to make mathematics more fun, interesting and memorable through song. No music reading is required. There are songs featuring numbers, adding, subtracting, measuring, position, and shapes. In addition there are teacher's notes with activities ideas."
Release on 2004-02-01 | by Nicki Brien,Viki Bennett
Author: Nicki Brien,Viki Bennett
Pubpsher: Nelson Thornes
This Resource Pack has been designed to support Spotty Zebra's usage as a cross-curricular resource. Each pack contains material to support reading, writing, speaking, listening and activities in literacy time and beyond.
This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Review of the first edition â€œAll the major areas of early childhood maths teaching and learning are covered in this powerful bookâ€¦ The book is also full of delightful storiesâ€¦ [It] would be eminently suitable for beginning and trainee teachers but would also be helpful to all those concerned in early years settings. All the relevant information is here, based on a wealth of knowledge and experience.â€ TES Supporting Mathematical Development in the Early Yearsprovides practical guidance for parents, teachers and other early years workers who want to give children a good start in mathematical development. Showing how competent children are as mathematicians from an early age, the book offers an overview of young childrenâ€™s mathematical behaviour at home and in early years settings. The book deÂ¿nes the content and the learning curriculum required to promote mathematical thinking, including an examination of the relationship between mathematics and language learning, and the role of other cross-curricular aspects such as information and communications technology (ICT). It explores the role of staff in observing, planning for and supporting childrenâ€™s learning by using a variety of strategies, and makes suggestions for promoting effective partnerships between the parents or principal carers and early years staff. The book also considers the importance of play and imagination to the development of abstract thought. The second edition is comprehensively updated throughout and includes new material on Special Educational Needs, the very early years, the role of play, the role of ICT, and examples of outdoor play. It is essential reading for early years teachers and students, as well as parents who want to understand and develop their childrenâ€™s early mathematical learning.
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