Early Numeracy

A research- and standards-based curriculum for elementary students to learn number sense; Precursor for secondary curricula like Teaching to Standards: Math

Product Features:
  • Core concepts include numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, and measurement
  • Aligned with state standards and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards
  • Begins with one-to-one correspondence and progresses to complex addition and ABAB pattern skills
  • Incorporates several sets of story-based objects to maintain engagement with fun math themes
  • Provides a multiyear curriculum for students who use a variety of methods to communicate
  • Includes an easy-to-follow teacher’s prompt guide and multiple activities per lesson
Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Early Numeracy Student Workbook - 10 Pack ENC-MFC01W $69.00
Early Numeracy Curriculum Plus ENC-30W $599.00
  • grade_k-5
  • Differentiated Instruction
    Differentiated Instruction

    This product integrates individualized student objectives to encourage active participation and access to learning.

  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.

  • Research Based
    Research Based

    This product uses highly effective instructional strategies supported by research to promote student learning and progress.

  • Standards Alignment
    Standards Alignment

    This product aligns to both state and Common Core standards.



This curriculum is appropriate for elementary students with significant developmental disabilities, including autism. It begins with counting using one-to-one correspondence and progresses to more complex skills like using sets for addition and creating ABAB patterns. Lessons are taught systematically, incorporating scripted lessons, least intrusive prompting strategies, teachable objectives, and ongoing assessments. The 24 lessons focus on fun themes, like Mardi Gras or bugs, and give students ample opportunity to practice using a variety of hands-on materials.

The Early Numeracy content aligns with national and state standards and four of the five NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement.

Includes two Teacher’s Guides, Implementation Guide, Math Stories, one Math Fun Student Workbook, 10 consumable Math Fun Student Workbooks, Student Response Book, Assessment Manual, work board and overlays, games, game cards and pieces, graphic organizer posters, counting pieces, theme-based counting objects, number and symbol tiles, ruler, play money, and PDFs on disc. Also includes the GoWorksheet Maker App, a set of corresponding GoWorksheet activities, and samples of communication overlays.

Skills Taught:

  • Counting with one-to-one correspondence
  • Counting movable and nonmovable objects
  • Identifying and naming numerals 1–10
  • Rote counting to 20
  • Creating and adding sets to 10
  • Comparing sets for =, >, and <
  • Identifying symbols =, >, and <
  • Recognizing and extending ABAB patterns
  • Creating ABAB patterns
  • Measuring using a calendar
  • Measuring with nonstandard units
  • Measuring with standard units


Supporting Research Articles:

Browder, D. M., Jimenez, B. A., Spooner, F., Saunders, A., Hudson, M., & Bethune, K. S. (2012). Early numeracy instruction for students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 37, 308-320.


Hudson, M.E., Zambone, A., & Brickhouse, J. (2016). Teaching Early Numeracy Skills Using Single Switch Voice-Output Devices to Students with severe Multiple Disabilities. Journal of Development and Physical Disabilities, 28:1, 153-175.


Jimenez, B. A., & Kemmery, M. (2013). Building early numeracy skills in students with moderate intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48, 479-490.


Jimenez, B. A., & Staples, K. (2015). Access to the common core state standards in mathematics through early numeracy skill building for students with moderate intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50:1, 17-30.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Subject Math
Age Group Elementary
Author Bree Jimenez, PhD; Diane Browder, PhD; and Alicia F. Saunders, MA.
ISBN 1-57861-853-3
Format Print
Copyright 2013

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