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Leading to working with
equations and equality
, we need to be able to work with
mathematical objects
and make them equal.
For a young child
all things are not equal
. In fact equality is a strange concept.
So to
make things the same in one's mind
, when on the face of it they are different (in space, colour, age and so on), is a daunting task.
So take money:
make two coins the same as one coin
. This requires a conception of the value of money. It requires us to
associate number with value
and then know that irrespective of where numbers are, they can be given equality.
We could also work directly with numbers in the first place,
which two numbers make
6. Give another two numbers that make 6. Where is the equality in this?
Describing equality
is a useful skill to reinforce the concept.
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