Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour
- Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, using concrete materials to explore and investigate counting, quantity, and number relationships. (#15)
- Apply the mathematical processes to support the development of mathematical thinking, to demonstrate understanding, and to communicate thinking and learning in mathematics, while engaged in play-based learning and in other contexts. (#20)
- Students work one-on-one with an educator.
- Ask the child to point and read each number on the number line (Appendix A – download).
- Put the deck of number cards (Appendix B – download) upside down.
- Invite the child to select a number card, read the number and build the corresponding “tower”.
- The child continues the activity until they have turned over every card and completed the staircase of towers from one to ten.
- Ask children comparison questions – How many more cubes are there in tower 5 than in tower 4?
- Do children have one-to-one correspondence when counting?
- How comfortably can children recognize the symbolic number and build the corresponding tower?
- Can children answer comparison questions accurately?