New ways to help children get excited about maths

Posted by ap507 at Sep 08, 2014 01:01 PM |
New exhibition to offer useful advice to parents and teachers about how to make counting enjoyable for childen
New ways to help children get excited about maths

An assortment of ducks children were encouraged to count at the exhibition

Fun and imaginative new ways to help parents and teachers engage children with maths at home and in the classroom are on display at a free public 'Counting Crazy 2014' exhibition co-organised by Dr Rose Griffths from the School of Education, running until 18 September.

The exhibition illustrates the importance of counting for children aged 2 to 8 years old by showcasing enjoyable ways of teaching early mathematics. An early understanding of how to count effectively is significant for children by building their confidence in arithmetic. Counting in ones, tens and hundreds helps children see the structure of the number system we all use.

The exhibition has been supported by ‘Greater than the Sum’, a co-operative organisation aiming to make maths more accessible to children and families in Leicester.

‘Counting Crazy 2014’ is at the PLAce, Leicester City Pre-school Learning Alliance, Knighton Lane, Leicester, LE2 8BE, next to the Lansdowne Children’s Centre and will run until 18 September.

Opening times are Tuesdays, 2:00pm to 7:00pm; and Wednesdays to Saturdays, 9:30am to 2:00pm.

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