# Level 1

## Description

In Level 1, EtutorBoard gradually introduces concepts of using numbers from 1 to 10. Children from the ages of 3 to 6 years will be able to easily understand these concepts, especially with numbers up through 10. In this age group, parental help is very important. Parents can help children by using common everyday objects and asking the children to count, pair, and group objects. Of course, using fingers to count is a simple, helpful way for developing basic number sense.

## Level Details

 Sub Levels Description Comments Level 1.1 Introduction to Numbers I. In this sublevel the students will learn basic concepts of numbers and counting by working through problems such as (1) What is 1 more than 3? (2) What is 1 less than 2? (3) 7 + 1 = ____. Level 1.2 Introduction to Numbers II. EtutorBoard advances the previous concepts slightly by introducing the concept of "2 more than" and "2 less than" as well as "3 more than" and "3 less than" a number. Further, EtutorBoard introduces the abstract concept of big and small by using numbers up to 10 and help the child master those concepts. Level 1.3 Introduction to equal grouping. In this sublevel, EtutorBoard introduces the abstract notion of one-half and prepares the child for the notion of equal grouping using abstract notations. This is a critical skill children need to develop during the early ages. Level 1.4 Concept of Base 10. In this sublevel children will be sparked toward developing an intuitive understanding of the concept that 10 is the common base for all numbers. "What is 8 more than 10 ?", "What is 3 more than 10?", "10 + 3" ? etc are examples of the fundamental aspects of the learning in this level. These basics will help the child develop a comfort level with numbers, and by extension, with the number system overall.