My experiences teaching maths mastery with children taking their first steps in maths have been so powerful, creative and fun that I wanted to share them. I hope you enjoy the resources and teaching early maths mastery as much as I do!

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This practical and comprehensive EYFS unit of work for the autumn term focuses on the use of everyday language to talk about size, weight and capacity to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

Updated for the September 2021 EYFS Statutory Framework and revised Development Matters (non-statutory) curriculum guidance.

Through hands-on, exploratory play, Early Years children are given rich opportunities to help them recognise the attributes of measure and spatial reasoning. A wide range of activities help them move their language on from ‘bigger’ and ‘smaller’ to more specific vocabulary, e.g. taller, wider, lighter, etc. Opportunities are planned to develop their understanding of measure from direct comparison, to indirect comparison and then beginning to understand the use of units to compare items.

Click HERE to save 15% by buying the Autumn term bundle, which includes Pattern, Numbers 0-10, Sorting and Comparing, Measures and Shapes.

If you are following the Early Maths Mastery long term plan, this is Unit 4 and falls in Weeks 10 and 11 of the Autumn term.

The planned inputs and focus activities should be delivered to mixed ability groups so that all children are exposed to the same rich language and ideas.

Included in this download are:

  • A detailed planning document
  • A suggested long-term maths mastery plan
  • A printed resources file to support the planning
  • Key ideas and common misconceptions
  • A focus activity for each week
  • A range of independent activities and notes on progression
  • Key questions for adults working with children
  • ‘Keep up’ support ideas
  • Greater depth challenges
  • Prompt cards detailing key questions and extensions for each activity

If you’re interested in more maths mastery resources, try:
Numbers 0-10
Sorting and Comparing
One more and one less

Visit the Early Maths Mastery shop on TES for further planning and resources for teaching maths mastery.

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Reception Maths Mastery - The 'Everything So Far' Bundle

Every single Reception Early Maths Mastery paid resource in one awesome bundle! This is much more than simply planning documents (although there's 22 weeks' worth of those). Included in these units of work are: * over 400 pages of printed resources to support teaching and enhanced provision in Early Years * 180 ideas for enhanced provision activities * misconceptions and key ideas highlighted within each unit * high quality, mastery question prompts * ideas for keep up work or extension * 19 powerpoint/pdf presentations to support teaching inputs That's hours and hours of work - all done for you! **With a total value of £80, this bundle saves you 25% off the cost of buying everything individually. ** Check out this [FREE sample taster unit]( before you buy. All Early Maths Mastery planning follows this format so you can be assured that the same high-quality, research-based planning, support information and range of activities will be included with any unit of work that you download. Included in this bundle are the following units of work: * Pattern * Numbers 0-10 * Sorting and Comparing * Measures * Shape (units 1 and 2) * 1 more and 1 less * Calculation within 10 * Numbers beyond 10 Plus a bonus Christmas problem-solving activity! This equates to over half the year's planning - woo hoo! :)


Autumn Term Reception Maths Mastery Planning

Wouldn't it be great to have all your research and maths planning done for the entire autumn term? Imagine how it would free you up to focus your time and energy on your pupils and on customising your provision to meet their needs and play to their interests. This bundle will take care of the autumn term maths planning for you *and* provide you with a stash of activity ideas, printable resources and presentations to help you fly through the autumn term. **All units are updated for the September 2021 EYFS Framework and revised Development Matters (non-statutory) guidance.** These units of work are thoroughly researched, based on maths mastery principles and contain over 30 pages of detailed plans with notes on progression, differentiation, misconceptions, questioning and key ideas. There is a wide range of hands-on, fun activity ideas as well as more than 100 pages of printable resources and accompanying PowerPoints. Everything in this massive resource is there to help the children build solid foundations in maths and the ability to think flexibly. **By purchasing this bundle of all five units, you are SAVING 15% off the individual price of each unit.** **This time-saving, high-quality bundle includes:** * Week 1: [Pattern]( * Weeks 2 - 8: [Numbers 0-10]( * Week 9: [Sorting and comparing]( * Weeks 10-11: [Measures]( * Week 12: [Shapes (1)]( A [FREE taster unit]( is available if you would like to try before you buy. All Early Maths Mastery planning follows this format so you can be assured that the same high-quality planning, support information and range of activities will be included with any unit of work that you download.




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3 years ago

Brilliant Resource. Will you be putting Spring plans on?

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