`This is a very welcome book. Kate Tucker in an enthusiast, with lots of experience in teaching young children, and in thinking about how best they should learn maths' Nursery World Drawing directly on the classroom practice of the author, this book gives teachers exciting ideas for using play to teach early years mathematics. Written with particular emphasis on transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1, this book links practical ideas for teaching through play with the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) for the Foundation Stage and the National Numeracy Strategy (NNS). Chapters offer: - examples of recorded work - suggestions for activities - clear links to the ELGs and the NNS - suggested questions for the teacher to use with the children - advice on planning, organising and assessing the work - a lists of resources There is also a selection of photocopiable material to help with planning and assessment. Staff in all early years settings looking for hands-on, imaginative ways to use play in maths development will find this book packed with ideas for tried and tested activities.