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Exploring the Pathway of Developing a Sense of Quantity in Primary School Mathematics

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2022.030406 | Downloads: 25 | Views: 692


Yeshu Lin 1


1 School of Educational Sciences, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, 526061, China

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Yeshu Lin


Sense of quantity is a very important element in the development of primary school students’ core literacy in mathematics. It is a new core keyword in mathematics added to the Mathematics Curriculum Standards (2021 Edition) to prompt teachers to focus on the development of students’ sense of quantity. This article is a study of quantitative awareness, which will help teachers move from a vague to a clear understanding of quantitative awareness, thereby improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning and helping students to acquire quantitative awareness and improve their core literacy. In teaching practice, there is a real dilemma that the content of teaching lacks a connection with life, the teaching process lacks activity experience, and the homework assignment lacks optimal design. Teachers need to develop students’ sense of quantity by linking them to real-life situations, developing their sense of quantity by enriching their perceptual experiences, and consolidating their sense of quantity by optimizing their homework design.


quantitative sense, primary mathematics, core literacy


Yeshu Lin, Exploring the Pathway of Developing a Sense of Quantity in Primary School Mathematics. Applied & Educational Psychology (2022) Vol. 3: 23-29. DOI:


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