What are the stepping stones required for a learner to understand this concept?
1-Can conserve number
2-Child can count using their fingers
3- Child understands the concept that 2 smaller numbers can be put together to create a larger number.
4-Child uses language like; adds to, sum of, total, plus, this and that, together.
5-Child is able to use their fingers to create two small sums on each hand then count them as one whole
6-Child is able to use manipulative to add up larger sums
7-Count on from one number to explore the final sum of two collections
8-In addition, use strategies such as doubles, commutativity, adding 10, tens facts, and other known facts
9-Can solve a range of addition problems mentally
All students are induvial and therefore learn differently, students will excel and struggle at different things. So it is important to “Implement teaching strategies and activities that can be customized to enable a focus on children as individuals, and that engage children as individuals” (Gervasoni, 2005) having flexibility when teaching is always an asset, understanding what to change for each student will be beneficial for the growth of a student.
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Gervasoni, A. (2005). OPENING DOORS TO SUCCESSFUL NUMBER LEARNING FOR THOSE WHO ARE VULNERABLE, 6.