Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

By Anita M Hughes

Series Editor: Sandy Green

© 2009 – Routledge

148 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415476546
pub: 2008-12-04
US Dollars$37.95
Hardback: 9780415478403
pub: 2008-12-04
US Dollars$140.00

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About the Book

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play.

Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding how children think Chapter 2: The Learning Tools Chapter 3: Numbers as labels for counting Chapter 4: Calculating Chapter 5: Shape, Space and Measures

About the Author/Editor

Anita M Hughes is a Chartered Educational Psychologist.

About the Series

Practical Guidance in the EYFS

This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage  making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which  good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning.  Each book includes:

  • Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups
  • Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories
  • How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context.

The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General