What is Mathematics in the Early Years?
Mathematics is one of the seven, specific, areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is used to develop a child's confidence and ability with number but also to encourage their understanding of shapes, space and measures.
Why is Early Maths so important?
Mathematics (maths) is an important part of learning for all children in the early years and receiving a good grounding in maths is an essential life skill. As well as numeracy, it helps skills such as problem solving, understanding and using shapes and measure and developing their own spatial awareness.