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Guidelines for teaching Numeracy - Foundation Stage

This programme provides Grade 1, 2 and 3 educators with: ■ a progression of appropriate activities that introduce young learners to the basic mathematical understanding, knowledge and skills that they should develop during their early schooling; ■ ideas and examples of interesting practice activities that will help learners consolidate and extend their understanding and skills; ■ suggestions for suitable interventions, support and challenges to meet the needs of both struggling learners and learners who are ready to go ahead; ■ ideas and examples of resources that educators can use to enrich and extend the activities at the end of each section, for each grade, you will find lists of possible resources you can use - at the end of the document you will find a Resources section which includes examples of worksheets and of materials you can copy for distribution to your learners; ■ a discussion of the approach to learning and teaching mathematics that we adopt in this programme.

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The Guidelines for Teaching Numeracy in the Foundation Phase was originally produced as

support material for Foundation Phase educators in Gauteng, South Africa by COUNT for the

Gauteng Education Department (GDE). This work, a digital version of the GDE publication of

2009, is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 licence. The

materials have been updated so that they can be used by any educator teaching mathematics

from Grades 1-3 in the primary years, in any country.

Guidelines for Teaching Numeracy in the Foundation Phase.

© Gauteng Department of Education 2009. Revised digital edition 2013

Authors: COUNT www.countafrica.co.za

Citation: COUNT. (Rev. ed) (2013). Guidelines for Teaching Numeracy in the Foundation Phase. Johannesburg: Saide