In our ongoing series discussing the new national curriculum, our maths expert, Barbara Miller highlights some of the changes to the Key Stage 1 maths curriculum for the Number strands.
In ECJ 6.2 we introduced you to some of the brilliant work being done in Turkey to help students develop numeracy skills. Professor Hakan Sari, Hatice Gokdag, Tugba Pursun and Dr Seyda Sari revisit this topic, highlighting the results of a new study on effective numeracy development in special schools.
Lorraine Mackie outlines her findings from the Achieving Early transition project, showing that teachers in early years' settings have a lot of opportunities to open young minds to mathematical thinking. Using play, discovery and mathematical language, small efforts can lead to big rewards.
We know little of the brilliant work going on around the world to support the learning of children with special needs. Here Professor Hakan Sari, along with Hatice Gokdag and Tugba Pursun from Turkey, expain their work on improving these children’s numeracy skills.
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.