At Little Scientists we take STEM in the everyday very seriously. Seriously fun. These activities are straight from our Professional development workshops Mathematics: shape and space. Which is all about spotting the Mathematics in everyday life. This is a wonderful activity for both very young and older preschoolers. It is designed to add everyday mathematical language into playtime.
A marble run is a great activity for children to hone in on their engineering skills whilst having a lot of fun! Although not essential, a large cork board can be helpful to begin the project and attach the track to. You could also begin with a large box or you could attach the run directly to a wall using blue tack.
When people think of mathematics they tend to think of numbers and numeracy but actually there are some wonderful mathematics activities for children that doesn’t involve ‘doing sums’. Spotting patterns is an important part of mathematical abstraction and the following activities are fun, and a wonderful artistic introduction to patterns…