Early Numeracy: Words, Symbols, and Quantities
Develop knowledge for number word sequences, numerals, quantitative patterns, and quantifying collections
Learning Goal Description
Early numeracy learning includes foundation skills relating to three aspects of number knowledge: (a) Verbal – the “spoken and heard” aspect that includes number words, or number names, and the sequence of number words forwards and backwards, (b) Symbolic – the “written and read” aspect that includes recognizing and identifying numerals, and (c) Quantitative – the “how many-ness" aspect that includes conceiving and interacting with quantity through patterns and counting. Knowledge and skills for these aspects provide the basis for subsequent mathematics learning.
None. This content builds upon children's early and informal experiences in mathematics.
Wright, R. J., Stanger, G., Stafford, A. K., & Martland, J. (2015). Teaching number in the classroom with 4-8 year olds (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications, Ltd. (Chapter 3 & 4)
The knowledge developed in this module can support the development of early strategies for addition and subtraction.
(see Ready Set Math module Addition & Subtraction: Counting-based Strategies)
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