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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET M AT H E M AT I C S S TA N DA R D S I N AC T I O N First Steps Toward the Standard: What the Children Might Show You: Shows some awareness or accuracy when comparing quantities and/or little accuracy in naming or ordering whole numbers A growing awareness of and vocabulary to describe differences in quantities plus an ability to recognize and order numbers Curriculum and Activities that You Can Plan and Implement for Each Child’s Progress Level • Provide sand, water, or other substances in tubs or a sensory table for children to measure and pour. • As a child works and plays, converse back and forth comparing quantities. • Point out numeric order when counting and ordering objects in everyday activities. • Display numerals in order in meaningful ways (such as on a calendar, on a counting line, on waiting lists or sign-in sheets, etc.). • Do not force the child to use comparative words or order numbers so that a power struggle or a negative experience develops. Making Progress Toward the Standard: Shows more frequent accuracy when comparing quantities but may not describe the differences; accurately names or orders two or three whole numbers • As a child works and plays at the sand table or cooking, converse back and forth comparing quantities. Encourage use of the descriptive words more and less. • Have children begin to identify numeric order when counting and ordering objects in every- day activities. Which is first? Second? • Display numerals in order in meaningful ways (such as on a calendar, on a counting line, on waiting lists or sign-in sheets, etc.) and encourage children to point to them as they count with special attention from one to three. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 57 Accomplishing the Standard: Consistently is accurate when comparing quantities using vocabulary of equal, more, or less and naming and ordering some whole numbers • Continue to provide materials to encourage comparison of quantities and use of the words more, less, and equal. • Encourage identification of numeric order in a variety of activities. What number comes next? • In addition to numerals displayed in mean- ingful ways, provide numeral puzzles and matching games and, as children work with them, give special focus on ordering some numbers. • Make number books using stickers or collage materials with children.