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During your daily routines, use words “more,” “less” or “same.”
Tip: Say “One more time!” or “I have the same amount of carrot as you.”
Help your child count objects and talk about the amounts.
Tip: “We have 5 spoons, show me the same amount using your fingers?” and, “How many would you have if we had 1 less?”
Have your child count objects and ask questions using larger numbers.
Tip: “We have 15 rocks, how many would we have if we add 5 more?” and, “How many would we have if we took 5 away?”
Why is this important?
Using the words “less,” “more” or “same” helps children learn vocabulary to compare quantities.
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Check out our resource on Math Vocabulary and printable 100 Chart!
Reference: Gimbert F, Camos V, Gentaz E, Mazens K. What predicts mathematics achievement? Developmental change in 5- and 7-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 2019;178:104-120.