This learning activity enables children to make and compare different amounts. The child is given an instruction, for example: ‘Find an amount that is greater than this one’ and the supporting adult places a card in one of the circles. The child then chooses a card to place in the other circle. The adult encourages the child to talk about the different quantities and prompt appropriate language.
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Development Matters Statement Links
3 and 4 year olds
(M-1) Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects, without having to count them individually (‘subitising’).
(M-4) Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total (‘cardinal principle’).
Children in Reception
(M-21) Count objects, actions and sounds.
(M-25) Compare numbers.
Early Learning Goal
- Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system.
- Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity.
- Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally.
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