Math is a creative, active process through which we learn to gather and express facts and ideas about math concepts. Most of what young children learn about math derives from their play and daily activities, so we incorporate discussions about patterns and numbers into the various parts of our school day.
When children set the table for a snack they are matching one to one. When they play with blocks they are experimenting with different shapes. When they note the “big hand” is on the twelve and it is time to go outside they are telling time. And when students sing about “Five Little Monkeys”, they are counting.
At The Little School, children are introduced to one-to-one correspondence, patterns, sorting and sets, counting, number recognition, shapes, diverse math manipulatives, comparisons, measurement, and skills that serve as a foundation for the development of strong math skills.