Junior Focus Group Developing Early Number Sense 8 March 2011. Number Sense. Having a good intuition about numbers and their relationships. Develops gradually as a result of exploring numbers, visualising numbers, forming relationships Grows more complex as children learn more.
Developing Early Number Sense
8 March 2011
Early number sense
Van de Walle , Karp & Williams
Elementary & Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
Allyn & Bacon 2010
Gelman and Gallistel (1978) argue there are five
basic counting principles:
Counting is a multifaceted skill – needs to be given time
…listen to children’s mathematical explanations rather than listen for particular responses.
in Handling Number
Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics
Averill & Harvey (Eds)