On Tuesday 4th February, Dragonfly welcomed in mums, dads, grannies and grandads to come and learn maths through a play based curriculum.
Our aim was to demonstrate how maths is in every part of our daily routines and every element of play. Children engaged in a maths rich environment, with cues as to how maths can be brought in and extended through each activity.
Some activities has an obvious focus, for example write a price tag for a piece of fruit and use the coins to pay the correct amount, or which object is longer / shortest etc. Other activities involved small world toys such as a farmyard where children naturally count and order animals. We can extend by asking questions such as how many? What if 1 horse ran away, 2 more came along? Even a game of football needs someone to keep score and compare quantity.
We had a fabulous morning and more importantly, so did the children. We would like to thank all parents and grandparents for taking time out to join us.
Take a look at our gallery and please also find a copy of the Maths leaflet which we gave out, giving ideas as to how you can bring out the maths in your day.