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John Schacter, Ph.D.

Teach Emerging Math Learners These Skills Before Teaching Numbers

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John Schacter, Ph.D.

When I work with early education teachers, the first question I ask is, "What math skills should you teach young children first? "  Their answers usually include: counting, numbers, number sense, patterns and shapes.   

While all of these early math skills are important, most children won't be successful in learning them unless they can first understand the concept of similarities and differences. 

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