Children acquire the basic skills of Mathematics through the chronology of CLIC. When we look at Core Numeracy in more detail we see that it has a 4 stage process to it:
children learn to count and to ‘count on’.
children then short-cut this counting by recalling their ‘counting on’ as facts.
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children then ‘swap the thing’ to realise that the counting fact, or ‘Learn It’, can be applied to any object, amount or unit of measure.
the previous 3 phases are combined to provide a calculation structure.