In a school setting childcare practitioner could support maths and play together by the sand and water. By using the sand, the children can develop maths concepts and language (heavy, light, empty, full, big, little.) they will understand the concept of conversions and how much will something hold. They can make shapes and patterns by using their fingers or sand toys. By using the water, they could be looking at different weights and which objects float, and which ones sink. Also, how different materials that are on the shapes and toys how it effects the weight. A child practitioner could get the playdoh out for the children to play with, this also helps with maths language (short, long, thin, fat), they could also make shapes 2d or 3d this shows dimensions. The children can create things that can float with playdoh which doesn’t float. When children learn maths in their early childhood helps them with critical thinking. In a child’s first five years of their life you should introduce them to simple maths, this is the best time as their brain is developing fast.