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Mathematical play

Encourage children to develop their mathematical skills to become a true mathematician
Mathematical play Educo - explanation
Young learners' future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education.

Young children in every setting should experience mathematics through an effective curriculum, challenging materials and good teaching practices. Young children frequently come into contact with quantities, numbers, colours, shapes and figures. This happens primarily unnoticed and incidentally. But at a certain point, children start to recognise things in the (numerical) world. In particular, the counting of numbers, whether or not in the right order, is an engaging activity. Gradually the numbers become significant to the child, as they have certain meanings and sometimes insights.

Learning objectives Mathematical play:

  • Numeracy

    Numeracy consists of Number sense and counting and Operations. The main goals are to use the symbols and ordinals, to determine an amount, to develop insight into quantities and meaning of numbers, and to understand changes in quantities.

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  • Measuring

    Measuring consists of Length, area and perimeter, Volume, Weighing, Money and Time and planning. The main goals are to learn how to use the right concepts of measuring, empty and full, heavy, light and equal, to recognize different types of money and to become aware of the structure of time.

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  • Geometry

    Geometry consists of Colour and shape, Sorting and serializing and Spatial orientation. The main goals are to identify and name the various colours and shapes, to recognize and arrange objects in a certain order and to use concepts such as location, order and direction.

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