Patterns, Sorting and Matching is the first book in the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is most suitable for a 3 – 4 year old student to use at home. However you can also use it for Early Stage 1 students who have not yet demonstrated understanding of simple patterns and sorting. Through carefully sequenced activities, this 48 page book prepares your students for seeing patterns, sorting into groups and matching up items. These skills are very important for your students to develop the ability to count and work with numbers later on. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Laying this foundation will help students become more enthusiastic and competent young mathematicians. For example, your students will love to try “Copying patterns”, “Matching pictures” or “Drawing the missing parts”.