Improve Early Years Math’s Skills with 10 Minutes of Daily Math’s

Daily Math's

10 minutes of daily math’s a day can make all the difference to your children’s mental math’s skills. Revisiting and repeating mathematical activities in this way will firmly embed and consolidate mathematical concepts.

Daily Math’s Session

It is very much up to you how you organise the session depending on the number of children you have and the number of adults. You may want to complete the daily math’s session with your whole class or divide them by ability if you have more adults available. I would make it as practical and active as possible with the opportunity for all children to be involved.

Daily Math’s Number Rhymes

It is a nice idea to have a number rhyme as a way to start the session and then repeat the same one for the week to encourage children to become really familiar with it. Try to choose one that will reinforce the particular concept that you are teaching e.g. don’t choose a counting down song when you are teaching one more. For ideas on number rhymes that you could use visit my number rhyme blog and get some free cards to make a number rhyme sack. Alternatively, you could introduce a session with The Little Dots book.

Daily Math’s Skills

EYFS Maths

There are a number of skills that can be developed in your daily math’s sessions but you need to ensure that each session builds on the next, gradually increasing in complexity as the children’s knowledge and understanding grows. The following plan mainly uses dot cards, five frames and ten frames to build the children’s skills and support them in developing number sense. For more information about number sense visit my blogs:

Number Sense and the Number System

Three Free Activities to Develop Number Sense

Learn to Subitise with The Little Dots

There you will find the free resources you need to carry out the activities in the guide.

Free Daily Math’s Guide

The guide consists of 6 sheets, one for each half term. It begins with dot card activities and progresses on to five frames and ten frames. As groups of children vary drastically it is suggested that you use the guide flexibly according to your children’s needs. If children are not ready for a particular skill or concept you may want to revisit and consolidate previous weeks/days before attempting to move on. However, done regularly the children will make progress and build on prior learning. It is possible to use the guide with nursery children too but you may want to move on more slowly.

You may also want to adapt the activities according to what works best for your children.

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