Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.

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Exploring Shapes and Patterns on a Mirror Box

Make a DIY mirror box for exploring with shapes and symmetrical pattern-making in a creative maths activity!Playing with shapes and symmetry on a mirror box

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Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads

Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Counting and patterning with play dough, beads and spaghettiContinue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads

Symmetrical Pattern Making with Natural Materials

Use shells, pebbles and other natural materials to make large scale symmetrical patterns and explore other simple mathematical concepts together. Such a lovely, hands-on way to discover about the world around us and introduce new concepts in a beautifully appealing way!Symmetrical patterns with shells and natural objects

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Decorating Play Dough Easter Eggs

Set up a gorgeous Easter themed invitation to play with pastel coloured play dough, cookie cutters and little accessories to decorate like eggs! Lovely for fine motor development and all the other fabulous benefits that play dough has to offer for pre-writing skills and creativity!

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