Using goldfish crackers and pictures of fish bowls, our number sorting project was a popular event this morning! The activity was introduced by talking about different numbers. Quantitative concepts were discussed; including, by not limited to: the difference between large and small, identification and classification of various fish, sizes, and counting.
Our students eagerly collected their goldfish, sorted them according to number and counted them! The more our young ones are exposed to different opportunities for counting, the more eager they are to continue to count! By using a variety of objects, we reinforce number recognition and the understanding of quantity. Children are able to understand math through early play. When they sort objects according to different criteria, they are given the opportunity to apply mathematical concepts to their everyday play and experiences.