What are Quantities and Symbols?
Many children can count from 1 to 10, but do not understand what the numbers represent.
In this video we show you how to introduce the quantity of a number, the symbol of a number, and then combine the quantity and symbol.
To introduce the numbers and quantities 1 to 10 to your child you will need ten Number Cards, and rulers, linked beads, or cubes to represent each quantity. You can make your own materials or download a set of the Earlyminds Numbers 1 to 10.
Follow the steps in the video introducing two quantities at a time. Make sure your child is confident with the new quantities before going on to the next two quantities, this will help with the retention of each new lesson.
When your child is confident with the quantities from one to ten you can introduce the symbols for the numbers in the same way. Two number symbols at a time, making sure your child is confident with the symbols before going on to the next two number symbols.
Finally you combine the quantities and symbols.