Our number puzzle toy is a Montessori toy for toddlers AND a math manipulative - a perfect addition to your stash of fun learning toddler & kindergarten material! Educational toys should be multi-age & versatile - both for your child and for your wallet! Our beginning math counting toy set is designed for both counting & number recognition for toddlers
AND more advanced kindergarten & 1st grade arithmetic!
Develop one-on-one correspondence between the written number and its value. Children learn how to count as they place each peg into the hole. They then have the opportunity to match, re-order, and test themselves.
The number order & ten frame template keys provided in our flash-card set provide the opportunity for self-correction.
This is designed to maximize independent learning and exploration which aligns perfectly with the purpose of Montessori material being child-led in a parent/teacher prepared environment.
Children don't need to wait until they're in kindergarten to be exposed to the difference between odd & even numbers.
We believe in the power of control-of-error in learning. The odd number panel boards have circle holes; even boards have square holes. Pegs likewise are shaped accordingly - circle-end rods only fit into the odd boards and square-end rods only fit into the even boards.
This design helps with pattern recognition and establishes a stronger foundation in preparation for addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc...
Our number sorting toy promotes creativity, exploration, & the opportunity to create multiple touch-points for learning.
You don't need to give this toy away after your child learns their numbers. Number recognition is just the beginning of math. Our ten frame math design is designed to help children identify the number of things in a set by quickly looking at them without needing to count them.
This learning skill is called "subitizing" and is an important math skill in preparation for addition.
✔️ You have a toddler, preschooler, pre-K, or kindergartener, or anyone who could use some counting!
✔️ You jive with toys that help develop fine-motor skills and appreciate using manipulatives for math for a more tactile experience.
✔️ You want to provide your child with a very engaging & multi-sensory way to learn counting & number recognition.
✔️ You wish your child had more toys that lasted longer than 1 developmental season.
✔️ You want a number toy to prepare your kindergartener for math!
✔️ You believe self-exploration and independence within guidelines is the best way to learn.
✔️ You love wooden toys, shopping small, & saving the earth!
Our number toy is based off the design of the ten-frame model. A Ten Frame is typically used in math for 4-7 year olds. Namely, kindergarten/1st grade/Early Years/Year 1. Ten Frames help children visualize number values. It is a graphic tool constructed by a rectangle made up of 2 rows of 5 squares. Ten Frames help give meaning to numbers as children learn how to compose & decompose numbers in relation to 5 & 10.
Ten frames are great for working on the skill of subitizing (subitizing is basically the ability to identify a number value by visually recognizing it as a whole instead of counting. For example, we subitize when we can recognize the numbers on a die without needing to count each individual dot). Subitizing is the pre-requesite for addition.
The holes on our Counting Pegs number panels are arranged in a controlled ten frame design. Once your child is able to correctly "subitize" the value of each board, they can they move on to working on addition, etc...
We designed our Counting Pegs panel after our frustration with the limitation & missing potential of other number toys.
We wanted our number sorting toy to promote creativity & offer multiple touch-points for exploration. That's why we designed the wood panels with a large rectangular holding area to provide flexibility in learning. The large area can hold different types of math counters. You can use the included wooden number pieces alone, or you can use any counters of your choice (pebbles, beans, pom poms, etc...)!
Manipulatives for math at this age are excellent ways to deepen number sense. The space allows for double, triple number matching & endless game ideas. Mix the order up, find the missing number, etc...
Again, we wanted our number toy to be a grow-with-your-child toy!! Having separate, movable number pieces frankly provides 100x the learning and game potential!
The way the number pieces are utilized is completely customizable! For younger learners who are still working on number correspondence, parents can place the matching number pieces before the child inserts the pegs.
For learners who are ready to be more independent, the number pieces can be used to order, (mix)match & self-correct before /after pegging, with/without the panels.
Lastly, we opted for our numbers to be laser-etched on to provide a sensorial surface to promote finger tracing.
The flashcard set includes 26 pages of math goodness including:
➡ basic math & ten frame equations & answers for numbers 1-19
➡ reference guides & keys for number order & ten frame configurations
➡ odd & even number categorization
➡ free access to our 50-page Math Worksheet Download Set (details below)!
Made with 350 gsm heavy-duty laminated matte paper and bounded with a (removable) metal ring to hold everything together!
Your purchase comes with free access to our 50-page Beginning Math & Ten Frame Worksheet Set!! It's a complete set designed to help prepare your preschooler and kindergartener for their grade school math.
This counting and basic arithmetic worksheet set provides opportunities to practice & understand:
➡ basic number sense place value
➡ odd & even numbers
➡ number writing practice
➡ composing & decomposing numbers in relation to 5 & 10
➡ adding & subtracting from 1-20
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