Making Maths Marvellous
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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About this event
This interactive day course provides a balance of theory, practice and lively discussion exploring how practitioners can ensure that the children in their care get the very best mathematical start to their learning journey. It’s a day full of inspiring yet simple ideas and real stories straight from a busy, bustling EYFS setting. A course rich in practical ideas to inspire you to weave maths through the very heart of your setting and have fun whilst doing it without resorting to formal, developmentally inappropriate approaches!
• Explore the essential principles and practice that support young children to develop a love of maths alongside the key knowledge and skills they need to succeed;
• Evaluate the current mathematical environment offered to children in their care and ways to enhance it further through the use of low cost/ no cost resources and their interactions;
• Explore just what “maths” really means and should look like for young children aged birth to five, considering progression and key essential learning;
• Explore the role of the adult in supporting developmentally appropriate mathematical learning through spontaneous play and everyday routines with a focus on the importance of maths talk;
• Complete an action plan to Make Maths Marvellous!
Trainer(s): Elaine Bennett
Elaine Bennett is currently based in Southend On Sea, Essex where she is the EYFS and Year One Leader at Friars Primary School and Nursery. Alongside her teaching commitments Elaine also delivers INSET, keynote speeches and workshops around the country promoting a playful approach to early maths. She is the co-author of the popular Storybook Maths Series, Everyday Maths Through Everyday Provision and The Building Blocks of Maths. She is also the founding member of the hugely popular facebook group “Keeping Early Years Unique” which grows in strength each day, with over 40,000 members, conferences and a book in the pipeline. Elaine is passionate and about making maths real, exciting, inspiring and accessible for all children and the adults that support them.