Early Steps curriculum
Help children critically compare objects and determine with is similar and what is different, familiarize with superlatives and comparatives.
Assist children with systematic organizing, arranging and grouping objects while introducing mathematical vocabulary that facilitates addition, subtraction, number sequences, doubling and halving.
Develop the language and intuition for two- and three- dimensional space objects, identify the orientation of objects.
Help children become familiar with fraction concepts, recognizing whole and equal parts, practicing halving and recognize special fractions such as a half (1/2), a quarter (1/4), two thirds (2/3) of a group of objects.
Present a first look at geometric shapes: rectangles, squares, rhombuses, hexagons, ovals, etc. Children know how to describe shapes of objects in their life.
Introduce addition within appropriate skill levels, help children recognize and solve problems using addition. Finger counting is not encouraged. Instead, students are guided to think logically, analyze numbers, use mental math and explain how they achieved their results.
Develop children’s abilities to identify the attributes of different kinds of objects and learn how to classify them by sorting them into different groups. Within the process children will learn what “groups” mean, resulting in the skills of analyzing a complex problem by breaking it into small “groups” so that the problem can be solved more easily.
Help children recognize numbers, find minuends, subtrahends within appropriate ranges and solve problems that require subtraction.
Develop a child’s logical thinking skills by instructing them how to recognize patterns in nature and in numbers, and then how to imitate, extend, and eventually create their own patterns. Such a skill is a prerequisite for a child to gain a broader knowledge about daily life as well as develop their problem solving skills.
Help children learn how to use tools to measure distance, capacity, weight and time, in order to compare and describe the world in quantitative items. Introduce children to time, and how to read, write and express time with appropriate units.
|Counting & Writing
Help children recognize the nature of numerals, odd and even numbers, know how to count forward and backward to and from 50, count by and count backward by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc. as well as practice writing numbers correctly.
|Proportional thinking and Problem solving/strong>
Familiarize students with the most important topic in Early Steps program. In this, each student will logically think, reason and solve basic math problems on their own.
|One to one correspondence
Help children understand the concept of 1:1 correspondence match and pair items while paying special attention to their similarities and differences, as well as which is greater than, less than, or equivalent to.