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Bookbug Sessions

Developed for Maths Week Scotland 2021, these resources from the Scottish Book Trust embed numeracy into early years activities. The resources contains ideas for activities, songs and rhymes to help plan fun sessions with a numeracy focus.

Counting songs and rhymes, finger counting and props can help reinforce number sequences, physical values of numbers and children's overall awareness of numbers.


Using manipulatives for mathematical communication

Louise Pennington demonstrates how the use of manipulatives can enrich thinking, vocabulary, language and communication in this practical webinar. Please note that you will need a piece of A4 paper and either Numicon shapes or the Numicon printable shapes downloaded from The Oxford Owl website.

Aimed at P1-P7 educators. Also relevant for Secondary educators interested in language and manipulatives in maths.

Held by Oxford University Press as part of Maths Week Scotland 2022


Linking maths and picture books in early years settings

In this webinar recording, education specialist Lynda Keith looks at the potential of maths in stories and picture books as a way of helping children make sense of their real and imaginary experiences. Using a variety of books, Lynda offers practical suggestions about how to use these with young children, building quality interactions and mathematical conversations.

Suitable for all early years professionals.

Held by the Scottish Book Trust as part of Maths Week Scotland 2022


STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors volunteer their time to engage with young people in and out of the classroom. These valuable opportunities are free to access. You can browse the offers created by STEM Ambassadors, request a visit to your classroom, and download the Teacher Handbook.