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Numbers and patterns: Laying foundations in mathematics

Publication date:
Jan 2010
Early years foundation stage practitioner, Early years leader, Education adviser, Headteacher, ITT (initial teacher training) mentors, ITT (initial teacher training) tutors, ITT student, Leading teacher, Local authority staff, SEN staff, Senior leadership team (SLT), Teacher, Teaching assistant
Assessment resources, Continuing professional development (CPD), Leadership, Lesson resources, Management resources, Planning, Training materials
Key resource, Resource sheet


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This set of resource materials is intended to help practitioners working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and teachers working with lower Key Stage 1 children, to plan their mathematics provision and help children to secure some of the key mathematical ideas that they will use throughout the rest of their lives. The materials have a strong focus on Number, particularly counting, and the children's developing understanding of the patterns that underpin early work within this aspect of mathematics. In hard copy this publication consists of loose-leaf pages (01011-2009DOM-EN) within a binder (01011-2009FLR-EN).

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