Developing Early Maths Through Story: Step-By-Step Advice for Using Storytelling as a Springboard for Maths Activities

Marion Leeper

Developing Early Maths Through Story: Step-By-Step Advice for Using Storytelling as a Springboard for Maths Activities

2015

'Developing Early Maths through Story offers step-by-step advice for using storytelling as a springboard for early maths. It uses traditional stories outlines and folktales from around the world together with tried-and-tested strategies to encourage children to engage with simple mathematical operations through the stories they love. The logic behind this approach is that mathematics and stories help children (and adults!) to understand the world. Both provide order, pattern and frameworks through which children can access meaning and make maths more fun! The book contains 14 chapters, on numbers 0 to 13 each including: the outline of the story; EYFS learning objectives; Resources needed; Scope for outdoor activities and for using natural materials; Suggestions for using ICT. Ideal for 3-5 years olds, it includes activities for younger children and babies.'