In Mathematics children learn to count, order, record and recognise numbers.  They develop skills in adding and subtracting, and using numbers in problem solving situations.  Children explore shapes, learning language to name and describe them.  They have opportunities to compare measurements and to use non-standard measurements in their play.

There are two Early Learning Goals within this area:

Numbers: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape Space and Measure: Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Click below to see a video showing number formation.