The outdoor environment has a large potential for early years maths development. Playground equipment provides an area for children to discover new mathematical ideas and concepts as they play.
Playground equipment encourages children to learn maths through a wide variety of play experiences. Playground equipment supports early year’s maths which introduces shapes, space, measurements and numbers to solve every day problems.
Sandpits and water trays helps early years children to develop mathematical language. They provide an opportunity for early year’s children to learn about concepts such as shapes, measuring, weighing, capacity and size. Playing with sand and water provides an opportunity for early years children to learn about sorting, matching and pattern making.
Playground markings can be used for early year’s maths to encourage learning through play. Playground markings can include a range of number and pattern games such as snakes and ladders.