This area develops the “mathematical mind” of the child. Through concrete experiences for quantity, the child learns the meaning of a number and then makes the association with the numeric symbol for that quantity. The tactile experience of the sandpaper numbers allows the child’s sense of touch to support the visual representation of each number. After mastery of the numbers to 10, teens and tens are introduced. Using the base of 10, children are invited into higher quantities and introduced to functions of addition and subtraction. Children are also introduced to the concepts of time, money, and graphing.
“Children display a universal love of mathematics, which is par excellence the science of precision, order, and intelligence."