These farm animal counters are a set of 72 colourful animals including acow, horse, pig, chicken, duck and sheep. Supplied in a sturdy storage jar and comes in 6 different colours; yellow, green, blue, red, orange and purple. Use these counters for a wide range of (mathematical) activities. Such as sorting 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 also understanding the cardinal aspect of a number. The use of materials for counting as well as 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.