New UK clarification on ECERS-R Item 17

There has been some confusion over this item and, particularly, the extent to which it encourages ‘formal’ maths activities and materials rather than crediting and encouraging use of everyday and natural materials to support mathematical understanding.

Having studied the item and notes carefully, we do not believe that an amendment within the UK addendum is necessary but have written the notes below to help clarify what we think can be used as evidence to score Item 17.

UK clarification on ECERS-R Item 17 download PDF here.