Posted on 10/07/2014 at 07:50 AM by Liz Determan
Learning about numbers is an area that we want covered in our preschool math curriculum, but what does that entail? We want children to have exposure to:
• Counting—use number sequence and one-to-one correspondence
• Quantifying—identify how many are in a small set without counting
• Comparing—use words like more, less, fewer, littler
• Ordering—indicate first, second, third, etc.
• Numerals—understand what they are
• Combining—putting sets of objects together to find out how many
• Separating—taking away objects to see how many are left
• Sharing—understanding the concept of fair share
• Set-Making—learned when distributing or passing out
All these areas are part of number learning, so do more than just count with children! Get into The Creative Curriculum Mathematics Volume 4 book to learn about these areas. And remember, all of these can be taught through play with children.