# Math Is All Around

Math is all around and in everything we do. Children build early numeracy skills during daily routines and activities. Think of ways you can help children learn math concepts every day. How can you add measurement or patterns to childrenâ€™s daily activities? What about number and operations such as addition and subtraction?

Young children include math as a natural part of their exploration and play. But adults have a central role in guiding childrenâ€™s interest, enjoyment, and engagement with early math.

• Cardinality
is the concept that, when counting objects, the last number represents the total number of objects in the set
Measurement
includes size, length, height, weight, volume, distance, and time
Number and operations
refers to a set of math concepts related to understanding and representing numbers and operations (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and the relationships between them
Numeracy
is the ability to understand and reason with numbers
One-to-one correspondence
refers to matching one object to each number word when counting
Subitizing
refers to the ability to identify the number of objects in a small group of objects without counting them
Scaffolding
is offering the right level of support to help a child achieve more than they would be able to on their own