Friday, 7 November 2014

DIY maths investigation area

Have you every thought about setting up a maths investigation area? It's really easy to do and can help build early math and numeracy skills. We set up a nature table with autumn (fall) themed loose part- conkers, seed heads and squash. Then we added some measuring instruments some scales and a tape measure along with some containers.

We then measured



and compared items. It gave us lots of opportunities to talk about size, shape and weight.

Possible additions
add a clip board, paper and pencil to encourage your child to record numbers
add a simple number line to encourage your child to count objects
include a ruler or some duplo to use as an 'informal measure'

Have you set up a maths area - please let us know . We would love to see what you've included.


  1. It's amazing how when you provide the materials, the learning just happens!

  2. What a great idea! I love that it is an extension of the nature table. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  3. Fantastic ideas for early may learning! Thanks so much for sharing at STEM Saturday.


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