Professional Development

This website has been developed with and for early years practitioners and teachers in both preschool and primary school settings.  Practitioners and teachers across these different settings may find different parts of the website of interest but most sections are relevant to both groups. We present three main topics in this section of the website. Firstly, we discuss the use of Play and Picture books in the teaching of early mathematics. Then we present materials on Tasks and Talk, as the use of cognitively challenging tasks and the promotion of math talk have been highlighted as key practices in the research reports which underpin the development of the proposed new curriculum.

For more see NCCA Research Reports 17 and 18.