The children at Allington nursery have been helping to create a hopscotch using the tree pads in the garden. They have been jumping up and down the line as well as playing games of find the number. This is in line with our Problem solving to mathematics enhancement exclusive to busy bees.
The Busy Bees ‘Problem Solving to Mathematics’ learning enhancement has been designed by the Busy Bees Childcare Team to support nursery staff in nurturing children’s mathematical development within our nurseries.
Busy Bees know that developing a firm understanding of mathematical concepts in the early years supports children in becoming confident and capable as they progress through school. The ‘Problem solving to mathematics’ enhancement was inspired by recent research which revealed that almost a quarter (24.2%) of children in England failed to achieve at least the expected level in mathematics at the end of the early years foundation stage between 2014 and 2015.
The programme links theory with practice; sharing tips and ideas for all of the children, from our inquisitive problem solving babies to our mathematically minded pre-schoolers. By using ‘Problem Solving to mathematics’ within our nurseries we can build on the already good mathematical teaching taking place and provide even more exciting and innovative activities to ensure all children have the best start in their mathematical education.