Play-based maths for Early Level

Developed by an expert Early Level author team led by Lynda Keith, Heinemann Active Maths Early Level brings together everything that children, and practitioners, love about Heinemann Active Maths, combined with the all-important tailoring needed to make it perfect for your littlest learners.

  • Be creative with a bank of superb play-based activities and resources.
  • Be confident in ensuring understanding with a carefully planned progression for all learners.
  • Be engaging with contexts and characters that truly inspire and capture children’s interest, including exciting worlds in which to explore maths.
  • Be interactive with engaging activities for the whiteboard or computer and exciting online and interactive eBooks.
  • Encourage active, hands-on learning fully in-line with Curriculum for Excellence.

Find out more about Heinemann Active Maths.


What's in Early Level?  Building bricks from Heinemann Active Maths Early Level


  • ActiveLearn Primary 

The perfect partner to the Activity Cards. Access all the resources you need online and in one place.

  • Activity Cards

A pick-and-mix of child-initiated, adult-involved, and everyday play opportunities to suit you and your children. Includes guidance on provision, key development, learning opportunities and integrated assessment. The Activity Cards are also available in print.

  • eBooks

Online and interactive eBooks set in exciting worlds where children can explore maths with the help of friendly characters.

  • Interactive Group Activities

Flexible free-play and adult-led activities for the whiteboard or computer to engage children in their maths learning. 

Little girl from Heinemann Active Maths Early Level


  • Activity Boards

Fun, colourful and flexible boards and activities that can be used to promote collaborative, play-based learning.

  • Teaching Guide

Your practitioner guide packed with tips on planning and assessment to ensure progression at the Early Level.


Next Steps

  • Speak to someone about using Heinemann Active Maths in your classroom - your local consultant is always happy to help.

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