The concept of combining can be very confusing for some children. In the following activity, we are combining three cats and one cat. We don't want the children to think that there are actually eight cats, so the combined four cats are shown in a 'flash' on the right.
How many cats are in this set? ( three )
How many cats in this set? ( two )
How many cats are there altogether?
Three cats and one cat make four cats.
So, 3 and 1 make 4 or 3 and 1 is the same as 4.
Oral Language Development vocabulary: squirrels, cats, hedgehogs, rabbits, sheep, butterflies, hippopotamuses, caterpillars, pencil.
Your child is learning about the passage of time. It is introduced by means of games, poems and rhymes. Our learning outcomes is that your child will understand the mathematical language associated with the passage of time -
What happened/happens first, last, then, next, before/after that, in the middle/ middle picture.
Little Bo Peep:
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, And doesn't know where to find them. Leave them alone, And they will come home, Wagging their tails behind them.
What has Little Bo Peep lost?
What will the sheep do?
How do you know that the sheep are happy?
Do you think Little Bo Peep should search for the sheep?