Early Number Concepts

The aim of this research project was to develop a resource of key vocabulary and terminology for teachers in supporting their planning and teaching in early number. It will also provide teachers with a variety of teaching and learning strategies to complement the development of the key vocabulary. The project relates to the development of number concepts in the early primary mathematics curriculum with particular reference to Infant classes (Republic of Ireland) and the Foundation Stage (Northern Ireland). 

The proposed research questions related to this project incorporate the following:

  • What is the core vocabulary children require to understand, communicate and apply early number concepts?
  • What approaches/strategies could assist teachers in their planning and teaching of the language of early number?

Early Number Concepts Report