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Early numeracy practice guide

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Summary

Numeracy is the application of mathematical concepts, with skills developing along trajectories from birth. This guide outlines practices to support numeracy in early learning settings. 

Key practices include:

  • Embedding mathematical skills and numeracy across all aspects of your program. 
  • Balancing child-initiated activities with teacher-led early numeracy instruction. 
  • Being a learner yourself. 

This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning and development. 

Publication date
13 September 2021
Last updated
30 September 2022

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