**THE BRICK**

Material: **Bricks
**Print different pictures of the bricks.

#### Introduction to the bricks

#### Exercises - (Typically 3-6 years)

– To teach children that two numbers are different because their values are different, not because they have different ”names”.

– To teach children to find the distance between two small numbers – ”how much bigger is one number than the other?”

– Get the first understanding of the notion of subtraction (“minus”).

#### Exercises - (Typically 6-8 years)

**Purpose of the exercise:
**– Teach children a way to determine the difference between two numbers by counting from the lowest to the highest.

– Teach the children that the difference (“the money back”) can be “build” in many different ways through addition of a limited set of numbers (“coins and notes available”).