Numeracy is different than Mathematics. Mathematics is a body of knowledge and numeracy is the ability to use this knowledge to reason and apply Mathematics knowledge to everyday life. It is not the quantity of Math knowledge that one has that is important, it is the ability to “see” math and use it to function in day to day life.
Counting is one of the important early skills that students learn and use to find out “How Many?” Knowing how to count to 10 is memorization and is an abstract concept. A more concrete measure is to apply their understanding of 5 by counting and using 1-1 correspondence.
It is critically important that mothers help their children develop number sense as an initial skill in their numeracy development. It is developmental and must be nurtured. The importance is that their learning is hands-on and conceptual in nature.
In order to effectively develop number sense of your children, they need lots of hands-on practice counting, subitizing and decomposing numbers. This Montessori Magnetic Number will help you through it.
Shape:15 Number 1-10 symbol