# METHODS TO BUILD, DEVELOP MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD MATHEMATICS IN NIGERIA

## <doi>10.24250/JPE/2/2020/OO

## Keywords:

Methods; Mathematical concepts; skills; Early childhood; Mathematics## Abstract

Effective teaching and learning of early childhood mathematics are of great importance to every countryâ€™s educational system, most especially in Nigeria. Early childhood mathematics is the first contact of young children with mathematics in the formal school setting. Therefore, this early stage must be well taken care of to foster and build a proper solid foundation in their mathematics education and other subjects. This stage of life is where mathematics concepts and skills can be developed in them for future use and success in school. Mathematics assist young children to think and make sense of the world around them. The paper looked at Nigeria education policy briefly, some of the ways effective teaching and learning of early childhood mathematics can be achieved and developing mathematical counting skills in early childhood mathematics. Some methods of teaching mathematics at the early childhood were also discussed.

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