Numeracy Skills

Children should have the ability to reason and apply simple numerical concepts to everyday life. Basic numeracy skills consist of knowing and recognizing space, shapes, location and direction, the basic properties of sets, quantity, order and number concepts, time and change, being able to count, to comprehending fundamental mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and recognizing simple number patterns. Teaching numeracy skills to take place in a playful manner in daily life using concrete materials, blocks, Legos, objects, equipment that children know and find interesting. They can count the steps on the stairs as they walk up and down, sing number songs, understand patterns, sort and compare things at the dinner table with cups and spoons, investigate weights and measures at supermarkets, etc.