### Early Learning Goals Maths

Early Learning Goals Hands-On Education Activity
Ma 1 - Number
Ma/1.1 have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number
Ma/1.2 subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5;
Ma/1.3 automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts
Ma 2 - Numerical Patterns
Ma/2.1 verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system
Ma/2.2 compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity
Ma/2.3 explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally

## Hands-On Education's Unique Approach to Mathematics

Mathematics is an essential subject that helps children develop a strong understanding of numbers, relationships between them, and patterns within those numbers. According to the British government, this is a crucial foundational step for children to excel mathematically.

At Hands-On Education, we believe in providing children with frequent and diverse opportunities to build and apply their understanding of mathematics. This includes using manipulatives such as small pebbles and tens frames to visualize and organize counting. By doing so, children can develop a strong base of knowledge and vocabulary that serves as the foundation for mastering mathematics.

In addition to these foundational skills, it's important to include rich opportunities for children to develop spatial reasoning skills in all areas of mathematics, including shape, space, and measures. By encouraging children to develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, they can look for patterns and relationships, make connections, and feel comfortable talking to adults and peers about what they notice. At Hands-On Education, we believe that making mistakes is an important part of the learning process, and we encourage children to "have a go" and not be afraid to take risks.