Make it Count! Backgrounder

Numeracy is everywhere. Children start using math the moment they start exploring the world. Sorting, counting and measuring are ways of playing with math. Talking about math with children helps build a positive attitude towards math. Math talk helps your child connect math with daily activities. This backgrounder includes information about the benefits of numeracy and math talk, as well as ideas for how families can incorporate numeracy through play and everyday activities.

This backgrounder is intended to be used with the age-specific activity sheets:

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