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!

Last updated

8 October 2022

This hands-on unit of work will have your Early Years children sorting and comparing like masters in no time!

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

Sorting and comparing helps children to look at relationships and attributes, as well as how rules apply to sets. Further down the line, children who can sort confidently have one of the building blocks for algebraic thinking securely in place.

This unit has been placed in the Autumn term for Reception as sorting should be taught early on but it should also form part of your ongoing provision - lots of exposure to sorting and comparing is key! Examples might include sorting pencils into pots by colour, storing bricks by shape, grouping mud kitchen equipment by material and so on.

The unit plan was written with Reception children in mind but the activity ideas can be used or easily adapted for pre-school children as well.

Click HERE to save 15% with the entire 12 week Autumn term bundle, which includes Pattern, Numbers 0-10, Sorting and Comparing, Measures and Shape.

If you are following the Early Maths Mastery long term plan, this is Unit 3 and falls in week 9 of the Autumn term.

• 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
• 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
• A PowerPoint to introduce reasoning in the context of comparing numbers

If you’re interested in more maths mastery resources, try:
Unit 1: Pattern
Unit 2: Numbers 0 - 10
Unit 4: Measures
Unit 5: Shapes
Subitising game - Little Red Riding Hood (free resource)

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

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This is a very thorough and comprehensive set of resources which my year group thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you

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