Teaching measurement in early childhood settings relies on children developing number sense and an understanding of the concepts of geometry. It is generally accepted that there is a learning sequence that can be used to develop an understanding of effective processes in all the measurement topics.
The Australian and New Zealand early childhood curriculums recognise that mathematics is one of the languages children need to learn to be able to communicate successfully. The most commonly taught mathematical concept in the early years is number. But, developing...
Research has determined that a child’s mathematical concept of pattern is one of the best indicators of future success in mathematics. So how can early childhood educators ensure that quality pattern learning occurs?
The world does not exist within boxes or boundaries, and children do not think in terms of disciplines or subjects. When considering technology within STEM thinking, think of it from the perspective of how the world works – through systems thinking and project- or problem-based thinking.
Mathematics is everywhere in daily life and we should be using these incidental opportunities to talk about maths concepts.
How can we increase the STEM skills of our young children if we have difficulty recognising STEM learning opportunities and feel unsure about scaffolding STEM concepts?
Sometimes students (and teachers and parents!) need a break from dense, content-heavy lessons. Here are three easy ideas for learning maths at home – all you need is a deck of cards!
Why is STEM important in early childhood education? Explore the reasons why STEM should be a key focus in education.
Discover what a Floorbook® is and how you can best use the Floorbook® approach in your planning and documenting.
Associate Professor Christine Howitt discusses the importance of integrating STEM into Early Childhood settings.
Dr Claire Warden shares the reason she started planning with and for children through Floorbooks 35 years ago and provides a taste of what they are today through answering questions that people have asked her.
The tools in iUgo are full of time-saving tricks that help you get the most out of your day, even when the minutes are running short. Wayne Widdowson, of Henderson Primary School in Auckland, knows that one of the keys to teaching success is learning how to organise...
We are delighted to announce that Essential Resources are the new distributors of the Marie Clay list throughout Australia and New Zealand.
An increasingly common question that comes up with many teachers when they are about to implement a new program is how it will connect with an existing digital suite of programs, and more importantly how it will add value to achieving educational outcomes. Research...
What could be more simple and enjoyable than reading aloud to children? And yet, I fear, that often this most vital approach is not given the time or place it so richly deserves.