See and Learn Numbers

See and Learn Numbers teaches and early mathematical concepts.

See and Learn Numbers is designed to teach young children to learn to count, to link numbers to quantity, to understand important concepts about the number system and to calculate with numbers up to 10. It also teaches early mathematical concepts important for understanding space, time and measurement - including colour, size, shape, ordering, sorting and patterns.

It is designed for children with Down syndrome and children with similar learning needs, building on visual processing strengths and taking account of short term memory, speech and hearing difficulties.

How See and Learn Numbers helps

See and Learn Numbers teaches number skills in small steps with lots of repetition to consolidate learning.

Number concepts are presented with clear, visual representations. Teaching activities are designed to minimise distraction and reduce working memory and language demands to make it easier to focus on the learning tasks.

See and Learn Numbers is designed to:

  • teach the number words 1-10 - saying the number words in order using numerals as a visual prompt
  • teach the numerals 1-10 - identifying each numeral and which number word it represents
  • teach linking quantities to numbers - that numbers represent quantities, and the links between spoken number words, numerals and specific quantities
  • teach counting 1-10 - counting using one-to-one correspondence, and that the last number word we say as we count items tells us how many items we have
  • introduce the concepts of cardinality and equivalence for the numbers 1 to 10 - giving a specific number of items from a larger set and sharing items equally

Future steps are being developed to:

  • teach children to about shapes, colours, sizes, ordering, comparing, sorting and sequences
  • teach children to add, subtract, multiply and divide with numbers and quantities from 1 to 10, and to understand the relative sizes of these numbers, ordinality and inversion
See and Learn First Counting kit



First Counting

See and Learn First Counting offers activities to teach children number words, numerals, quantities and counting the numbers 1 to 10.

Your choice of apps or printed resources

See and Learn teaching materials are available as apps for iPads, and as printed kits.

Both formats support the same activities and include the same detailed guidance and record forms.

Photograph of a See and Learn kit
Screenshot of a picture matching activity on a tablet

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