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Children’s interests are a powerful starting point in developing their emergent understanding of mathematics. We aim to create opportunities for problem solving, reasoning and critical thinking and it is through the observation of carefully planned play situations that we gain an insight into and build on children’s mathematical knowledge. During their time in Nursery and Reception, children will learn about counting, number, addition, subtraction, shape, space, position, pattern and measure. Children will begin to apply number in a variety of contexts and learn how to solve simple calculations and problems using a range of mathematical operations.