The development of the resources in this kit is based on the premise that mathematics is part of everyday life. It promotes the development of reading, visual literacy and mathematics. Building Mathematics in the Early Years is a resource that will help teachers to make mathematics come alive in their classroom. The mathematical concepts - linked to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics - serve to assist teachers and students an awareness of the mathematical ideas that surround them, and then utilise this world view as a springboard for discussions about mathematics. Components: Activity cards and sheets Professional support eBooks and digital teaching objects Maths Around Us guided reading packs Activity Cards and Sheets The activity cards support small-group guided instruction to promote the revisiting of core mathematical concepts through: hands-on, kinaesthetic and visual learning. contextual acitivites to engage the learner. Professional Support The Professional Support materials provide teachers with pre-assessment tasks and extension activities linked to each of the activity cards to: increase confidence in teaching mathematics and the use of mathematical language. increase student engagement resulting from learning experiences.
increase teacher expectations of their students in mathematics. change (and improve) understanding of maths concepts and associated pedagogical practices. Maths Around Us This new theme of Oxford Literacy assists students to see mathematics in their everyday activities. Eight guided reading packs covering Levels 1 - 23. Each pack contains six student copies of the one text plus one teaching version. Each title supports a number of mathematical concepts. eBooks and Digital Lessons CD-ROM contains eBook versions of the Maths Around Us titles. The interactives provide whole-class teaching objects that support the use of the activity cards.show more