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Mathematical thinking

At Springwood Kindergarten, the development of children’s emerging numeracy understandings are embedded within all aspects of the program.

Children are supported through interactions, activities and play to explore numeracy concepts in personally meaningful ways and engage positively with a variety of mathematical thinking activities that provide foundations for future mathematical learning at school and beyond.

They are encouraged to:
  • Explore number symbols and their purposes (eg. Representing their age by counting how many candles they have placed on a playdough birthday cake)
  • Develop confidence and interest in exploring patterns and relationships (eg. Making creative designs by arranging sets of small objects)
  • Explore mathematical thinking, concepts and language (eg. Measuring how tall they are using blocks)