Mathematics for Young Minds: Number Activities



About this product

Mathematics for Young Minds Number is an instruction activity book filled with 60 developmentally sequenced Year F and Year 1 number activities.

It also includes blackline masters and informal assessment guidelines.

Product Details

This book focuses on helping young learners develop an understanding of the four big concepts of number:

  • Counting
  • Quantity
  • Ordinal
  • Relative Position
  • Learning these concepts is critical for future development of the essential life skill, mental computation.

Activities Overview

Each section of this book contains three activities for each of the five cognitive components. The five cognitive components are:

  • Representing
  • Reasoning
  • Communicating
  • Making Connections
  • Problem Solving

These Year F – Year 1 number activities involve exposing young children to the initial reasoning processes that include identifying and describing quantity and relative position.

These activities encourage children to:

  • Communicate reasoning
  • Engage in discussion
  • Reflect on experiences
  • Connect new ideas with existing mathematical knowledge

Activities can be further divided into:

  • Individual Activities
  • Small-Group Activities
  • Whole-Class Activities
  • Reproducible blackline activities

Features & Benefits

Each Book in the Mathematics for Young Minds Full Set Includes

  • Individual, small-group, and whole-class activities
  • Reproducible blackline resources
  • Mathematical background and research base
  • Informal assessment guidelines

Target Audience

  • Year F
  • Year 1

Series Overview

The Mathematics for Young Minds Set is a collection of 6 teacher instruction activity books for years F-1. The series provides activities that are rich in concrete materials and language to expand and deepen conceptual knowledge.

These activities, which include blackline masters, help young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, matching, sorting, comparing, measurement, and ordering.