## Counting

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Rhymes
• One To One Correspondence
• What To Count?
• Find & Count
• Comparing Numbers

## Number Recognition

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Number Cards
• One To One Correspondence
• Number Match
• Writing Numbers

## Number Lines

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Create A Number Line
• Number Order
• Forwards / Backwards

## Dice Games

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Tally
• Collecting Coins
• Roll And Colour
• Activity Sheets
• Dice Template
• Roll & Colour

## Playdough Maths

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Shapes
• Splat The Dough
• Number Correspondence
• Imprints

## Shapes And Patterns

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Shapes
• Patterns
• Symmetry Patterns

## Comparing Measurements

###### Hands-On Activities:
• Let's Measure
• Ordering Size
• Comparing Towers

## How do I use these maths activities?

Welcome to Hands-On Education, where we understand the importance of making learning fun and engaging for children. Our mathematics topic is designed to provide a wide range of activities that your child will enjoy while developing their mathematical skills.

Mathematics is an essential component of early learning goals, and it's crucial to introduce children to mathematical concepts from a young age. Hands-On Education understands the importance of mathematics in early childhood education, and we are delighted to provide seven free topics within this component. Each topic includes a range of activity suggestions that will help young minds to grasp mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way.

• Our first topic is 'Counting and Cardinality,' which focuses on developing children's counting skills. The activities in this topic range from counting objects to identifying numbers and patterns.
• The next topic is 'Operations and Algebraic Thinking,' which introduces basic addition and subtraction concepts to young learners. This topic also includes activities that help children identify patterns and solve simple word problems.
• Our 'Measurement and Data' topic provides a range of activities that help children understand the concept of measurement. We cover topics such as weight, length, and capacity, and provide opportunities for children to compare and contrast different objects.
• Our 'Geometry' lesson plan focuses on identifying shapes and their properties. We provide activities that help children identify basic shapes such as squares, circles, and triangles, and also introduce them to more complex shapes such as hexagons and trapezoids.
• Our 'Number and Operations in Base Ten' lesson plan builds on children's counting skills and introduces them to the concept of place value. We provide activities that help children understand the value of each digit in a number and how to write numbers in expanded form.
• Our 'Fractions' topic introduces young learners to the concept of fractions and provides activities that help them understand how to identify and compare fractions.
• Finally, our 'Mathematical Practices' topic provides a range of activities that help children develop essential mathematical skills such as problem-solving, reasoning, and communication. These activities are designed to be both fun and challenging, and will help children to develop a love for mathematics.

We hope that these topics and activity suggestions will be helpful for primary school teachers and home educators who are looking to introduce young learners to the wonderful world of mathematics. At Hands-On Education, we believe that learning should be fun, engaging, and accessible to all children, and we hope that our free resources will help to inspire the next generation of mathematicians.

## How do the Early Learning Goals define the level of development children are expected to attain by the end of the Reception year?

The Early Learning Goals serve as a set of benchmarks that outline the expected level of development children should achieve by the conclusion of the Reception year. These goals are designed to provide a clear framework for educators and parents alike regarding the key areas in which children should demonstrate progress and proficiency as they transition to the next stage of their educational journey. In practice, these goals encompass a range of developmental domains such as communication and language, physical development, personal, social, and emotional development, literacy, and mathematics. By setting these defined expectations, the Early Learning Goals aim to support children in reaching important developmental milestones and preparing them for continued academic success.

## What resources and tools are utilized to develop children's early counting and number skills?

How do outdoor activities provide opportunities for children to practice counting, reading, and writing numbers through games and scoring points?

Outdoor activities offer children ample opportunities to practice counting, reading, and writing numbers through games involving targets, scoring points, and activities like skittles.

What are some resources used to develop children's early counting and number skills, such as board games, dice, number tracks, dominoes, and Numicon?

Resources like board games, dice, number tracks, dominoes, and Numicon are used to develop children's early counting and number skills.

What are the prerequisite skills to calculation that are developed through activities like block play?

The prerequisite skills to calculation developed through block play include understanding the conservation of number, which is crucial for mathematical calculations.

How does block play contribute to children's understanding of key concepts related to number, such as the conservation of number?

Block play offers children the opportunity to learn key concepts like the conservation of number, where they understand that the total remains the same when objects are moved around.

What specific activities help children develop knowledge and understanding of shapes and their properties?

Children develop their knowledge of shapes through activities like junk modelling and block play.

## How are concepts like capacity, shapes, and number conservation introduced through play activities?

In our mathematics curriculum at Hands-On Education, concepts like capacity, shapes, and number conservation are thoughtfully introduced through engaging play activities. Our 'Measurement and Data' topic is designed to provide children with a hands-on understanding of measurement, including capacity. Through activities focused on weight, length, and capacity, children are encouraged to compare and contrast different objects, fostering a deeper comprehension of these concepts. In the 'Geometry' topic, children actively participate in identifying shapes and their properties. From basic shapes like squares, circles, and triangles to more complex ones such as hexagons and trapezoids, children explore and learn through interactive experiences. Furthermore, our 'Number and Operations in Base Ten' topic builds upon counting skills and introduces fundamental place value concepts that help children grasp the significance of each digit in a number. Through these carefully crafted play activities, children not only have fun but also gain a profound understanding of capacity, shapes, and number conservation, paving the way for a strong mathematical foundation.