Children show interest and curiosity in counting and grouping objects and numbers. Discuss how preschool learning areas can support mathematical learning standards. How would you arrange and equip the block, dramatic play, manipulative and art learning areas to support the above learning standard?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:48 am ad1c9bdddf
For the block center: You can make up cards with pictures, showing a set of two, three, four and so on. The children can follow the cards, and then hopefully create a set of more objects on their own. The manipulative center would be similar. You can use teddy bear counters, snap cubes, colorful ...
A number of areas in the classroom can be used to optimize mathematics learning. The block corner, for instance, is an ideal space. Pre-arranged cards can be made up showing different groupings for numbers. Any type of manipulatives can be used for the same function.