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Prior to learning mathematics, preschoolers and kindergarten students learn pre-math skills (referred to in British English as pre-maths skills).
These vital early childhood skills include learning to count numbers (usually from 1 to 10 but occasionally including 0), learning the proper sequencing of numbers, learning to determine which shapes are bigger or smaller, and learning to count objects on a screen or book. Pre-math skills are also tied into literacy skills to learn the correct pronunciations of numbers. Larger numbers (10, 100, and in some school districts, up to 1000) are emphasized to get students ready for the higher grade math classes. Eventually, the math and literacy skills that are founded on pre-math skills will lead to a strong foundation of early science skills.
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