Early Numeracy in the Primary Grades

Early Numeracy in the Primary Grades: Quantity and Computation

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 09, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Understanding and working flexibility with quantities is at the heart of computation. Students must be taught to connect their physical environment with abstract mathematical notation. A strong conceptual knowledge of individual quantities can be leveraged to enhance magnitude and 1:1 correspondence that moves beyond rote memorization. This strong numeracy foundation extends into strategic counting, formal computation, and a strong number sense. The focus of this session will be the content and pedagogy related to understanding individual quantities, magnitude comparison, 1:1 correspondence, and various computation strategies.


Participants will:

  • Describe and connect various representations of quantities
  • Develop a logical model for teaching early numeracy topics
  • Utilize tools that model computation

Target Audience

Special Educators, General Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.

Topics Covered: Mathematics

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sonya Barksdale


Jared Campbell