"Working together to achieve value and recognise the strengths of all"
Early learning goals or ELGs outline the level of learning and development that children are expected to have reached by the end of the foundation stage year at school. In Mathematics they are expected to be able to do the following:
Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore 12 characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.