Part of the Big Ideas

Sets can be compared and ordered.

When young children are exposed to the Big Idea that the same collection can be sorted in different ways, they gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between sets and sorting, and the idea of a set becomes more flexible for them.

© Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative. Reprinted from Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know (2014), Pearson Education.

Foundational Math Concepts

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