New Numeracy Process + New Whole Brain Training Method
Stage 1: RECOGNITION
Children need to first be able to recognize the numbers from 1 to 100. Often, children can only do rote counting without really recognizing what they see, let alone understand the amount that is being represented by the numbers.
Stage 2: UNDERSTANDING
Following recognition, the next most important step is to help children understand those numbers. By teaching children, the quantity behind the numbers, working with numbers become easier and more straightforward since they can better visualize the amounts.
While most childcares or kindergartens only stop short of teaching children 1 to 1 correspondence counting, we introduce children to Place Values through a variety of activities.
Stage 3: WORKING with Numbers
Working with numbers require an understanding of operations (i.e. plus, minus, times, divide) and an understanding of the amount behind the numbers.
Once children make sense of how big or small numbers are, operations will be more easily applied.
Stage 4: PROBLEM SOLVING
At this stage, children will be able to apply the ability to work with numbers and mathematic concepts in their daily lives. For example, a child who can do addition sums like 17 + 15 may not be able to solve the following:
Mum bought 17 tulips and 15 roses. How many stalks of flowers did Mum buy altogether?
Hence, we are concerned about helping children marry literacy with numeracy abilities.