This page provides examples of math center activities aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (Board of Education of the City of New York, 2001; State Education Department) continuum for numeration. These activities can be used by teachers or parents to support students' progress within a stage or to promote movement to the next stage on the continuum.
For more information on using these centers in your classroom see the ECAM Centers page. For more examples of math centers aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics see the following pages:
Stage A: These children are just
beginning to recognize numerals. They may name some numerals from zero
to ten. They do not yet understand the order of these numbers.
Stage B: These children recognize all numerals from zero to ten, and understand the correct order of these numbers.
Stage C: These children are beginning
to recognize and compare many two-digit numerals. They may confuse
similar ‘sounding’ numbers such as thirty and thirteen. They can tell
the number that comes after a two-digit number.
Stage D: These children are beginning to
understand the place value of a two-digit number. They understand that
ten ones are grouped to form one ten. They can order two-digit numbers,
and can tell the number before a given two-digit number.
Stage E: These children are able to
recognize three-digit numerals. They have a growing understanding of the
place value of three-digit numbers. They can compare and order numbers
Stage F: These children can recognize and order numerals beyond 1000. They demonstrate a solid understanding of place value.
Place Value Triangle (begin with 4 rows of cards. Build to 5 and 6 rows as students are ready)