Number BondsThe focus on number sense right from the start. Number bonds is taught before addition.
Number BondsNumber Bonds isemphasized prior to the learningof addition.Children are given, say, 5 unifixcubes and guided to see that 1and 4 make 5, for example.Others may say that 3 and 2make 5 or 4 and 1 make 5. Yetothers may say that 5 and 0 make5. Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics
mathz4kidz Learning Centre, Penang, Malaysia bruner’s theory concreteA lesson from Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics
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AdditionFacts FactsAddition are givenemphasis in the first six monthsof grade one.The children learn it in stages asthe textbooks distinguishedbetween Numbers to 10 andNumbers to 20.Count On and Count All are usedin Numbers to 10. Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics
Addition Facts & Number SenseWhile Count On andCount All are used inNumbers to 10, MakeTen is given emphasis inNumbers to 20. Princess Elizabeth Primary School The topics are arranged in a way that makes learning progressive and systematic – this is part of the idea of a spiral curriculum.
Jerome Bruner Ideas are introduced using concrete materials. Pictorial representations follow. Finally, childrenengage with the abstract symbols. This is called the CPA Approach in Singapore.
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