Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
|NB: This is an overview summary of the ELGs
are the September 2008 goals published for children's expected, anticipated
levels of attainment at the end of the UK's EYFS.
Say and use number names in order in familiar contexts.
Count reliably up to ten everyday objects.
Recognise numerals 1 to 9.
Use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical
In practical activities and discussion, begin to use the vocabulary
involved in adding and subtracting.
Use language such as ‘more’ or ‘less’ to compare two numbers.
Find one more or one less than a number from one to ten.
Begin to relate addition to combining two groups of objects and
subtraction to ‘taking away’.
Use language such as ‘greater’, ‘smaller’, ‘heavier’ or ‘lighter’
to compare quantities.
Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns.
Use language such as ‘circle’ or ‘bigger’ to describe the shape
and size of solids and flat shapes.
Use everyday words to describe position.
Source: Early Learning Goals
Background from QCA
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