50 exciting ways to develop mathematical awareness outdoors
There is rich mathematical learning potential in the outdoor environment, as children naturally problem-solve and discover things about number, shape, distance and measures through their physical activity. The wide-ranging activities in this book will give practitioners a wealth of exciting and imaginative ideas to help them maximise the use of their outdoor space, including mathematical obstacle courses and tower building. Each activity includes ideas for extension, links to relevant stories and rhymes, and assessment opportunities to observe and understand children’s development.
Throughout the book there is an emphasis on children making choices, talking, problem solving, developing their vocabulary and becoming independent learners. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book is guaranteed to become your essential guide to exploring numeracy outdoors. Suitable for use with children age 3 plus this is a great resource for an early years or Reception setting. 55pp, A4.
Want to maximise the learning potential of your outdoor space? Our Outdoor Learning Kit contains exciting ideas for exploring literacy, science, stories, cross-curricular activities, as well as maths, in your outside environment. Encourage children’s love of maths further with Let’s Talk About Maths!