Reception Maths: Open-ended Investigations

Exploratory activities stimulate mathematical thinking and discussion. Outside, children will benefit from the air and the less structured environment, but many of these activities can also be adapted to your indoor classroom.

Nick's downloadable advice provides guidance for thinking about how to get the most out of the activities. He discusses ways to support children's problem solving and the difference between closed and open questioning

Block A
4 sessions
Mathematical Problem-solving

Problem-solving tasks develop mathematical skills and problem-solving tactics. These open-ended investigations for Reception or Early Years settings are designed to take advantage of outdoor learning environments, but many of them can be adapted to run inside.

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