Numeracy Handbook for Foundation Phase Teachers


"This Handbook provides very exciting and powerful ideas to guide and support teachers with the teaching of Numeracy in Grades R to 3. This book advocates a child-centred approach which encourages teachers to give children many opportunities “to do, talk and record” their mathematical thinking. Emergent numeracy is strongly emphasized by:

  • encouraging children to demonstrate their mental images either with concrete objects or use of drawings and sketches;
  • giving children the opportunity to explain their thinking to their peers and teacher;
  • encouraging children to record in writing the “story” of what their sketches show."