Farm Animals Counters
These counters can be used for a wide range of (mathematical) activities. Sort the farm animals by shape or by colour. Or create a pattern of animals. The counters also invite students to create stories about the farm, animal life and more. The ability to sort objects and classify them according to specific features is an important aspect of early mathematical thinking, along with the development of counting. The process of counting is a complex one involving building an understanding of the order of number names, the ability to match number words with objects in a collection and understanding the cardinal aspect of a number. The use of materials for counting and sorting assists children in building skills of conservation, classifying, comparing, ordering and patterning. The farm animal counters are suitable for children from the age of 3 years and above.