Mathematics resources

Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories, US-based website on natural developmental progression in learning mathematics from birth to 8

Carruthers, E. and Worthington, M. (2010, revised 2016) Children’s Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept, NRICH website

Gifford, S. (2020) The Importance of Shape and Space in the Early Years, NRICH website

Early years mathematics pedagogy: exploration, apprenticeship & making sense, Early Childhood Mathematics Group pedagogy statement

Number and quantity: Williams, H.J. (2019) Mathematics in the Early Years: What Matters? – the first part of an article first published in IMPACT, journal of the Chartered College of Teachers, 2019, on

Solving mathematical problems: Gifford, S. (2016) Mathematical Problem Solving in the Early Years: Developing Opportunities, Strategies and Confidence, NRICH website

Family maths, Everyday Family Math: Supporting Children’s early math learning with fun, everyday activities!, videos from Tandem in partnership with Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME), Stanford University

Building Firm Foundations in Mathematics documents for three age bands: B-2s, 3-5s & 5-7s from the Early Childhood Mathematics Group

Mathematical moments, examples of practice from birth to 5, Early Childhood Mathematics Group

Boosting children’s confidence in mathsParents fear (math) no more!, blog with tips for parents, Development and Research in Early Math Education, Stanford University

Education Review Office, (2016) Early mathematics: a guide for improving teaching and learning, New Zealand Government

Seeking patterns: Gifford, S. (2019) Developing Pattern Awareness with Young Children, NRICH website

Building on mathematical ideas and pretend play: Carruthers, E. (nd) Open Mathematics, open minds: children’s thinking and mathematics, Community Playthings website

Erikson Institute Early Maths Collective (USA), resources, professional development modules

Development and Research in Early Maths (DREME) (USA) , resources for teachers and parents, blogs, professional development modules

Count with me, leaflets with tips for parents from Surrey County Council

DCSF (2009) Children Thinking Mathematically, National Strategies Early Years document

DCSF (2008) Mark Making Matters, National Strategies Early Years document

Early Years Maths materials to support reception teachers from National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and a podcast on How children develop mathematical thinking

NRICH EYFS homepage of project aimed at enriching mathematical experiences

Mastery in Mathematics in the Early Years, East Midlands West Maths Hub

Using manipulatives in the foundations of arithmetic, Nuffield Foundation funded research project with resources for teachers

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