This Mathematics Teaching Scheme for Nursery Schools is based on the latest NERDC curriculum for Nursery Schools in Nigeria. It has was produced in 2014 after the 2013 curriculum revision.
This Mathematics Scheme contains all the topics for each week of every terms in the Nursery Classes (Nursery 1 & 2). These include all the topics for all the weeks in first term; second term and third term in Nursery 1. And also All the topics for all the weeks in first term; second term; and third term in Nursery 2.
It is not in scanned-images PDF format. But it is in typed-text PDF format. This means you can search the scheme for words and topics.
One of the key objectives of the official Mathematics teaching schemes of work for nursery schools is conceptual understanding. This means not to stuff nursery pupils with so much; but to offer them basic personal understanding of mathematics concept that they will use in future studies.
Hence, the scheme keeps the amount of numbers to teach nursery pupils within good range. Those who does not understand this usually say the scheme is scanty. That is not professionally true since many education experts from across country developed the national curriculum.
The general contents of the Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum include:
- Counting of Numbers
- Identification/Reading of Numbers
- Writing of Numbers
The content follows educational psychology of progressing from concrete (counting of real things) to abstract. It also follows the general professional understanding that reading precedes writing. Hence, the scheme gradually introduces writing of numbers after the pupils have learned to count and identify/read numbers. This further aids internalization of the concepts of numbers.
Most importantly, the scheme introduces few numbers at a time to ensure mastery. Also, writing of numbers proceeds from forming of writing patterns. This encourages cross-referencing with activities in letter work.