The materials in the math area, which
build on the skills developed through work in the practical life
and sensorial areas, are designed for the development of a concrete
understanding of abstract mathematical concepts.
Math is first introduced as an inherent part of everyday classroom
life. From determining the number of crackers needed for snack to
counting how many children went home before lunch, children learn
the practical application of addition and subtraction.
The hands on materials in the math area help the child sequentially
progress from basic comparisons of different quantities
and their numeric symbols, through addition and subtraction and
on to the combination of numbers, multiplication, division and