1. A good starting point is to make an ‘I am book.’
2. Make a ‘one’ book, make a ‘two’ book, make a ‘three’ book.
3. Provide as many concrete experiences as possible to support the child’s developing numerousness, supporting with teaching of appropriate language.
Example of numeracy development through a cross curricular approach
Theme: Serving Cakes in a Cafe
The aim at this stage is to utilise and find the concrete mathematical opportunities for learning from within the environment, from the world around, matching shapes, objects, textures, comparing, etc.
Serving cakes in the cafe – a bag containing:
4 large square mats, 4 small square mats, 4 knives, forks, spoons, 4 cups, 1 tablecloth, 4 napkins, 4 napkin rings, Salt and pepper pot , 4 bowls, 1 large plate for cakes, 4 bun cases. Purse with money
Set out on one table with four legs, and 4 chairs positioned around the table making 16 chair legs – child to count