Before dealing with numbers and operations, I decided to go over a few math concepts/ skills that are also essential  in understanding math.

Here are some of the activities we did.

Ability to compare

Compare or  differentiate between long/short, big/small, more/less, light/heavy, same/different, empty/full.

Which buttons are the same? Different?

Similarities or difference in size and color.

Less/ More

Equal

My kids always notice what’s full/empty, big /small, I just forgot to take pictures. Some comparison activities were  just done via a workbook, but will add hands on activities for reinforcement.

Sorting or Grouping

Sort or group according to size, color, texture, etc.

Sorting by Color

Big vs small

Sorting by shape

Follows a simple pattern or sequence

Shapes

My daughter tracing while I teach her brother.

Basic shapes

My son is having a hard time with the shapes triangle and square, I guess we need more hands on activities  for this.

1:1 Correspondence

My son can easily count from 1-20 but I noticed his having a hard time doing so if the counting does not start with number one. So I had him count starting from 2, then 3 then 4 and so on…

We also did a few count and match, and find the missing number activities.

Once he’s mastered these pre-math skills we’ll proceed with learning the ff:

1. Number words (e.g. 1- one, 2 – two)

2. Which number is greater/lesser

3. Ordinal numbers

4.  Number tracing and writing sessions– we do this every once in a while though, more frequent this time around.

5. Time and currency

I’m not rushing on these though, nor will I teach it in the order I mentioned. I’ll just take advantage of teachable moments here and there. Ultimately the goal is to make learning fun!

God bless!!!