Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Mathematical Development in the Early Years
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  2000 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Lesson Plan  1200 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Lesson Plan  Lesson plan and justification. All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken. 1200 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken 2000 Words  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of young children's early mathematical development.

Critically review and discuss the concepts, arguments and principles surrounding mathematical development.

Critically examine the ways in which young children learn mathematics.

Critically evaluate the effects of parents, teachers and government policies on early mathematical development.

Demonstrate a critical engagement with relevant source material.

Brief description

This module is designed to develop students' understanding of the young children's mathematical development and the theoretical framework and practical implications for the mathematical education of young children


1. Mathematical Development overview
2. Policy and Practice on mathematical development
3. The role of adults
4. Exploration
5. Problem solving
6. Mathematical development and partnerships
7. Assessing and supporting
8. The environment
9. Difficulties
10. Monitoring and evaluating mathematical development

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
Information Technology Written assignments should be word-processed and one of the seminar tasks requires the development of a PowerPoint presentation.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed in this module.
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and some of the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.


This module is at CQFW Level 6