Early Years Guidance

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments(i)

There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond.

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1. Cardinality and Counting

2. Comparison

3. Composition

4. Pattern 5. Shape and Space


6. Measures

Articles related to the work locally on maths graphics in the Early Years Work Groups

Challenges young children experience with written maths

Young Children’s Mathematical Recording – nrich.maths.org

Children’s Mathematical Graphics- Under…ding the Key Concept – nrich.maths.org