North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Mathematical Thinking and Expression

Goal: Children compare, sort, group, organize and measure objects and create patterns in their everyday environment.

Skill Progression: Comparing and Ordering

Age: 10-12 Months

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Nests smaller container in a larger one

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child playing with plastic bowls of different sizes.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will bang the bowls and explore them. Once she discovers that one can go inside another, the in and out play will continue.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Let parents know that plastic kitchen materials and pots and pans make great toys and learning materials. They can be combined with other toys, so the child can explore putting things in and taking them out. Nesting is actually a math activity, demonstrating understanding of size relations.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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