This page provides examples of Numeration Centers aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (ECAM) numeration continuum (Board of Education of the City of New York, 2001; State Education Department). These centers can be used by teachers or parents to support students' progress within a stage, or to facilitate movement to the next stage on the ECAM continuum. For centers aligned with the **Counting continuum** see __here__. For centers aligned with the **Addition and Subtraction continuum** see __here__. For more information on using centers as an ongoing routine to develop math fluency in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms see __here.__

**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. **Next Steps:**- Recognize all numerals from 0 to 10 and understand the correct order of these numbers

Magic Fan

Missing Numbers 1-10

My Counting Book

Counting Rhymes

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**Stage B:**

These children recognize all numerals from zero to ten, and understand the correct order of these numbers.**Next Steps:**- Recognize and compare two-digit numerals

- Name the number that comes after a two-digit number

Build a Number Line

The Number After

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**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.**Next Steps:**- Develop an understanding of the place value of two-digit numbers

- Understand that ten ones are grouped to form one ten

- Order two digit numbers

- Tell the number before a given two-digit number

For more Centers aligned with stage C see __this document.__

**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.**Next Steps:**- Recognize three-digit numerals

- Demonstrate developing understanding of the place value of three-digit numbers

- Compare and order numbers to 999

For more Centers aligned with stage D see __this document.__

**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 to 999.**Next Steps:**- Recognize and order numerals beyond 1000

- Demonstrate secure understanding of place value

For more Centers aligned with stage E see __this document.__

**Stage F:**

These children can recognize and order numerals beyond 1000. They demonstrate a solid understanding of place value.**Possible Centers:****Place Value Triangle **(begin with 4 rows of cards. Build to 5 and 6 rows as students are ready)