This unit is part of the **NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator** and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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**Understand how concepts of mathematics relate to children’s everyday lives****Understand the curriculum requirements that inform mathematical learning for children from birth to 7 years****Understand how to create an environment which supports children’s emergent mathematical development****Understand the role of the Early Years practitioner in relation to supporting children’s emergent mathematical development**- Describe reasons for scaffolding children’s mathematical development
- Analyse reasons for valuing individual interests when supporting children’s emergent mathematical development
- Describe how the Early Years practitioner provides opportunities for sustained shared thinking to support children’s emergent mathematical development

**Understand how opportunities support children’s emergent mathematical development**- Explain strategies to support the development of emergent mathematical development in relation to current frameworks for children from birth to 7 years
- Describe opportunities which support children’s understanding of: number, shape, size and pattern, weight, volume and capacity, space and time, matching and sorting, data representation, problem-solving

**Be able to implement activities to support children’s emergent mathematical development****Be able to review how planned activities support children’s emergent mathematical development****Be able to work with parents/carers in a way which encourages them to take an active role in their child’s play, learning and development**

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