Ordering quantities 0-5

Tips on how to use this exercise at home and at school.

Ordering quantities 0-5

Early math concepts

In this exercise, the child can compare quantities on a variety of stimuli. Sorting by size also allows them to perceive the order. They can compare pictures, symbols, fingers, blocks, sounds, and numbers.

What is this exercise good for?
Understanding quantity, that is, the number and relationship between natural numbers, is helped by ordering by size, and quantity. 

The child becomes aware of an important property of natural numbers, namely that each natural number has a successor (one is followed by two, six is preceded by five, and so on). Moving, for example, with prisms conveys this property to the child. The child also begins to realise the importance of order. 

Who is this exercise suitable for?
Generally, it belongs in preschool or early school play. In addition to the concepts of number ideas, and rational assumptions, it also develops language skills at the same time. Part of the children solve the task intuitively and naturally, part of the children need to go through these tasks.

Methodological recommendations
Instructions can be read by you, played from the app or by the child.

In the settings we can select:

  • Digit range 0-5 or 0-10.
  • Pictures, symbols, fingers, prisms, sounds, numbers.
  • Maximum number of lines (3,5,7,10).
  • Order from smallest, from largest or random.
  • Same pictures in all rows, in each row or without limit.

Depending on the choice we can sort one by one (range 0-5 five rows or range 0-10 ten rows). If we choose a scope of 0-10 and 5 rows, then the number of images will not have a sequence of one.

Tips for similar activities outside the application
We can use the ordering of the Lego blocks buildings by size, order the prisms by cutting 10 straws to represent sizes 1 to 10 and the child compares them. He can also compare straws, and blocks (1-10) blindly by touch only and tell his ideas.