Basic math skills will help a young learner on a lifetime trail of S.T.E.M.
The highest sciences we have a humans is all math based. Therefore, after reading, math becomes the next skill to master in learning.
Number Sense is a student's understanding of a number. If the student has good number sense they have fluidity when they use the number. They know it's relationship to other numbers. They will be able to do mental math easliy and use the number with understanding in real world situations.
It is imperative that a child gain number sense at a young age. It will make the higher level math they do easier. They will have concrete foundation to start with.
This is not usually something the develops "by accident". It is a skill that is developed through manipulating and playing with numbers in a wide variety of ways that leads to the deep understanding needed for later years. However, to the child it can look like play. Here is an extensive list of great number sense resources that are fun to play and is also highly educational.
Number Sense Videos
Number Sense Games
Play is a great way to learn. Number sense is best learned at a fast pace to teach rapid recall for when children start learning their math facts. Click on the image to see where to get these engaging activities for your little learners.
Number Sense Activities
There is lots of interactive learning that can go on with things you already have in your classroom or home. Click on the images to see more about each activity.
Number Sense Printables
Here are some of the quality free printables online. Click the images to print them.