Early Numeracy: Words, Symbols, and Quantities

Overview

Learning Goal

 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.

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

None. This content builds upon children's early and informal experiences in mathematics. 

Sub-goal A

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Sub-goal B

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Sub-goal C

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Sub-goal D

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Sub-goal E

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Math Recovery Purple Book

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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