At our preschool, we like to help our students learn number quantities and associate those number quantities with the written symbol for the number.
In general, young children can understand quantities sooner than they can understand the number symbol associated with that quantity.
For example, scientific experiments have shown that even very little babies can differentiate between a quantity of one and a quantity of two.
What takes longer to develop is the understanding that ‘2’ is a written symbol representing the quantity of two.
Many young students struggle with this connection.
This Counting Triangle Quantities activity helps your little ones make the connection between number symbols, number names, and quantities.
Tracing the numbers with their fingers also supports the preschooler’s knowledge of number symbols in addition to their emerging writing skills.