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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Path to Math: Beginning Numbers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El camino a la matemática. Números para principiantes
Polish Version: Droga do matematyki: Poznajemy cyfry i liczby. Część I.
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Family Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
7.B. Begin to make estimates of measurements.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.D.ECa. Compare two collections to see if they are equal or determine which is more, using a procedure of the child’s choice.
6.D.ECb. Describe comparisons with appropriate vocabulary, such as “more”, “less”, “greater than”, “fewer”, “equal to”, or “same as”.