Connect with Maths Early Years Presentation resources

Mathematical Thinking in Early Years

These resources are the support materials for the webinars delivered online via video-conferencing. They are designed to support the discussion in the Early Years Forums where participants will be able to learn from peers, share practical ideas and activities and meet new colleagues with like interests.

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Mathematical Thinking in Early Years Webinar Series Part 1


This session will focus on very early mathematical ideas and processes, the important role of the early childhood educator and learning opportunities in play spaces. It will be suitable for educators who work with children from birth to five years.

Mathematical Thinking in Early Years Webinar Series Part 2


Mathematical Thinking in Early Years Webinar Series (Part 2)
Supporting young children to become mindful mathematical learners
This presentation is focused on key mathematical processes - problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication and connections and habits of mind such as curiosity, imagination and persistence which together are as important as mathematical content in a high quality early childhood mathematics program.

The use of iPads in early learning settings


Nicola Yelland, Research Professor at Victoria University in Melbourne, looks at the ways in which young children use new technologies. Nicola explains how we can help young children make sense of their experiences in multimodal formats. 

Pattern: Number and Algebra ~ making the connnections


Early Years Learning in Mathematics: Pattern, Number and Geometry presentation helps students to build knowledge and make connections between number and pattern in the early years

Parents as Educators: Mathematics in the Home


This presentation supports the webinar  "Parents as Educators: Mathematics in the Home". Everyday parents pack the bags of their early learners and send them off to school. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could pack their little minds with the skills, concepts and attitudes to ensure they achieve success as emerging mathematicians?

Play based Early Learning Programs

Play based learning

Why play based learning? ... for the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to be implemented properly, all early childhood educators need to know what play is, why it is important, how to implement and assess a play-based program and their role in it.' Early Childhood Australia 

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