Whimsical vehicles shift imaginations into high gear.These transport counters are a set of 72 colourful vehicles including boat, plane, train, bus, car and more.Set supplied in a sturdy storage jar and comes in 6 different colours; yellow, green, blue, red, orange and also purple. The counters measure approximately 2.5 to 5cm. Can use these counters for a wide range of (mathematical) activities. Sort the transport counters by shape or by colour. Or create a pattern of vehicles – build a traffic jam! The counters also invite students to create stories about transport, holidays and much more.
The ability to sort objects and classify the the counters 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 as well as understanding the cardinal aspect of a number. As a result the use of materials for counting and sorting assists children in building skills of conservation, classifying, comparing, ordering and patterning. The transport counters are suitable for children from the age of 3 years and above.