Acquiring numeracy skills in the preschool

ACQUIRING NUMERACY SKILLS IN THE PRE-SCHOOL.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT:

Quantity;      

Amount; one, two, twenty, one-on-one correspondence.

Degree; lots, few, many, a little bit.

Position;

On top, behind, next to, first, third.

Classifying;

(sorting) – grouping objects by a specific characteristic, sorting all the red one’s in a group, sorting animals that can swim together.

Comparing: 

similarities, differences.  This one is different from the others, all these are the same.

Seriation;

(grading) going up the steps, from tall to small (pyramid), from the top to the bottom, graphs of various kinds. (logic)

Patterning;

a repeating group of figures/objects. Two red blocks, one green, two red blocks,

a low note and two high ones, a low note. Three claps and one stamp, three claps.

Parts of a whole;

cutting the apple in half, dividing the pizza in four, one slice of pie for  four children.

 Length, contents, weight;

water play, sand play, dough play. Three scoops sand fill the cup. These shoes weigh more than two blocks. The shoe lace goes two times round the table top or once round the chair.

Time;              

present  time, continuum (goes on), sequence of events (one thing happens after another.)

Temperature;

hot, cold and lots in between, Various materials.

Geometric shape;

square, circle, triangle, rectangle. From large to small. Concrete experience.

 

   Note: All of these concepts are taught through movement and play.

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