The journey for an education starts with a childhood question. - David L. Finn

#### What does it mean to children?

- seeking patterns
- making connections
- recognising relationships
- working with numbers,shapes, space and measures,
- counting, sorting and matching.
- using their knowledge and skills in these areas to solve problems,
- generate new questions
- make connections across other areas of learning and development

#### These are questions we asked ourselves through the day...

- How does our environment enable learning in this area?
- Where are the opportunities in our continuous provision?
- Where are our mathematical ‘ talking hotspots’ through the day?
- Are we conscious of the mathematical language we use?
- Can we plan for more?
- Do we use routines and daily activities to build mathematical understanding?
- Do we know how children’s mathematical learning develops?
- Are we ensuring appropriate challenge?