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Maths Talk with Infants and Toddlers

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Make the mathematics that occurs in daily life visible to children through maths talk

This resource describes valuable teaching opportunities with young children to support their early understandings of more and less.

During a shared meal time, an adult uses numeracy language to describe and compare amounts, saying “It’s all gone, you ate it all.”

Stage: Birth to Level 2

This resource supports:

Integrated teaching and learning approach

  • Adult-led learning

HITS

  • Multiple exposures

VEYLDF Practice Principles

  • Respectful and Responsive Relationships

VEYLDF Learning Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity – Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another

Cross-curricular

  • English

Audience

  • Families

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Act/Do
  • Reflect/Review

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Reflective Prompt

What other moments present themselves throughout the day that provide opportunities for you to support young children to notice and compare amounts?

Reflective Prompt

What other moments present themselves throughout the day that provide opportunities for you to support young children to notice and compare amounts?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.