The child fluent with numbers has power. Mathematics gives the child a set of symbols that makes the elements of change and difference visible.
“My more is bigger than your more” will not win the day, but “I am six years older than him,” will. Mathematics makes it possible to make comparisons of comparisons.
At elc family of schools, the curricular goals of the Ontario curriculum, our in-depth project work, and specialist abacus instruction, all help the children develop a deep understanding of the language of mathematics.