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Exploring Early Mathematics with Junior & Senior Infants Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for Infant class, supports the exploration of Early Maths through a series of videos, tasks and activities.
9 resources in this Learning Path

1

PDST Ready SET Go Maths Videos and Resources

https://www.pdst.ie/node/7578 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Lesson Plan / Other

The PDST Primary STEM page have a wealth of Ready Set Go Maths support in English and i nGaeilge, including videos, number games, counting activities, teacher plans and more.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Asset type: Video
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

Three Block Towers - Teacher Guide to Activity

https://nrich.maths.org/137 Added: 06 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

Nrich problem solving activity. Link explains the activity, provides worksheets for 3 blocks and 4 blocks challenge and a poster for the problem solving challenge.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Suggestions for use: Problem for Maths Week. Take pictures of the problem solving process and submit the PDST - Scoilnet Padlet.


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • use the language of ordinal number: first, last
  • use the language of ordinal number: first, second, third, last

Strand: Algebra

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Fuzz Bugs Counting Sorting and Comparing Game

http://www.abcya.com/counting_sorting_comparing.htm Added: 09 Jul 2015 Contributor: Jacqueline Cantwell Resource type: Game

A fun interactive game for children to practice counting, sorting and comparing. Children will complete various tasks including counting to ten and sorting by colour.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Maths Through Play

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12746/12383.pdf Added: 19 Aug 2014 Contributor: Sharon Mc Donald Resource type: Guide/notes

Suggestions for activities relating to the development of early maths skills.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
  • identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)

Suggestions for use: As a guide for planning and researching the implementation of early maths activities in the infant classroom.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

Kitchen Stacker 1

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L2345/index.html Added: 09 Aug 2014 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Game

Place groceries into kitchen cupboards. Sort them according to a common property such as size, colour or container type. Then make your own categories to group the items. For example, sort the items by colour, size and things you like.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size

Suggestions for use: Slow game - use in small groups as a maths station or during morning play on class computer or Interactive Whiteboard

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Collection: Primary Source
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

6

Whole class maths game - Comparing (Junior Infants)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13125/12762.pdf Added: 30 Nov 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Comparing (Junior Infants)

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compare objects according to length, width, height, weight, quantity, thickness or size
  • compare sets without counting

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Comparing (Junior Infants)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Whole class maths game - Comparing and ordering (Senior Infants)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13148/12785.pdf Added: 01 Dec 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Comparing and ordering (Senior Infants)

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 0-10 by matching
  • order sets of objects by number, 0-10
  • use the language of ordinal number: first, second, third, last

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Comparing and ordering (Senior Infants)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

8

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Quiz

http://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/57...ry-hungry-caterpillar-by-eric-carle Added: 21 Jul 2016 Contributor: Róisín McMahon Resource type: Assessment

Quiz based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Maths 4 all video resources

https://maths4all.ie/videos/ Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Audio / Video

These videos were created in order to support teachers in reflecting on their practice in mathematics. They represent an invitation in real classrooms, allowing teachers to focus on children's thinking and consider alternative teaching strategies. They are created to prompt reflective discussion and deepen our understanding of how we can use rich mathematical tasks to support children's mathematical development

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
  • identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • match sets, equal and unequal
  • represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
  • represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
  • sort and classify sets of objects by one and two criteria
  • sort and classify sets of objects by one criterion

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 0-10 by matching
  • compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 1-5 by matching without using symbols

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
  • estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.


Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.


Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: https://maths4all.ie/
Special Needs:

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