Maths review: toddlers should learn through number play

Laura Clout & Lucy Cockcroft:

Pre-school children should spend time cooking with their parents and playing with numbers to help improve their maths skills, a Government review has recommended.
The report by Sir Peter Williams, Chancellor of Leicester University, also advised that every primary school should have a specialist maths teacher and called for more mental arithmetic in class.
He called for urgent action to change England’s “can’t do attitude” to the subject, and said that every child should have mastered the basics of the subject by the age of seven.
To help achieve this children should be playing with shapes, time, capacity and numbers to foster their “natural instincts” from a young age

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  1. Good idea. Playing with numbers, counting with their fingers, and developing their own individual numeric concepts will dovetail nicely with the constructivist pish posh they’ll get when entering the government schools.

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