Numeracy is a fundamental life-skill that involves more than reciting numbers.
• Language and thinking skills
• Verbal and non-verbal reasoning ability
• A variety of perceptual skills
• Planning and problem-solving techniques
• An ability to understand and follow instructions
Early learners need concrete apparatus to help them experience basic mathematical and arithmetical functions.
Counting Cubes provide learners with ‘hands on’ learning experiences which will help them to structure their thoughts and learn to think and reason in a logical manner.
Adequate language and vocabulary skills are vital for the development of basic ideas and concepts, and that is why constructive verbal and non-verbal reasoning plays an important role in the learning process.
Counting Cubes are used for:
• Learning about colour
• Classifying and sorting
• One-to-one correspondence
• Arranging in sequence
• Comparing length and height
• Comparing quantity
• Understanding spatial concepts – they can be
placed in front of; behind; on top of; underneath; or next to each other
• Grouping in groups or sets
• Learning cardinal and ordinal numbers
• Counting, estimating, adding and subtracting
• Story sums
• Understanding odd and even numbers
• Doubling and halving
• Multiplying and dividing
The Handbook enclosed with each set of Counting Cubes is an essential guide for teachers in the Early Learning and Foundation Phase.