Online Learning Library Initiative

Building a Quality Environment for Preschoolers

Math & Manipulatives

The high quality early childhood classroom is rich with opportunities to discover the fascinating world of mathematics. Children learn math concepts best when provided with a variety of objects to handle and explore. Use interlocking cubes or lacing beads to introduce concepts of color, shape and size. Provide collections of real objects to sort and sequence. Include simple tools like timers or measuring spoons to focus on concepts of measurement.