Messy Maths gives Early Years educators - teachers, child-minders and parents - hundreds of activity ideas to explore basic mathematical concepts, using the natural environment as a rich resource for learning.
Textures, colours, patterns and quantities all come in to play as a way to deepen children's understanding through hands-on experience. Chapters cover a broad range of themes, including money, time, weight, data-handling, measurements and basic mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
It's the ideal companion to Dirty Teaching, and looks set to become an indispensable handbook to taking the classroom outdoors.
'We learn with our hearts and our hands before our heads. That holds true for every aspect of the curriculum and indeed for life - but doubly, trebly so for learning the foundations of mathematics at an early age.'
Cath Prisk, Introduction to Messy Maths