We aim for our children to gain an embedded understanding of number and be able to count both by rote and using 1-1 correspondence through real life, hands on experiences.  Children learn number rhymes, compare amounts and solve problems.  For example children are encouraged in small groups to know how many  children will have milk that day or how many plates will be needed.  Children gain an understanding of shapes, both 2D and 3D, and are supported to talk about their properties whilst playing with them e.g. when building.  Children learn about measurements and are enabled to practice these both indoors and out.  Through our routines we strive to ensure mathematics is part of our everyday life in nursery.