What Is Number Sense?
Number sense is about a student’s ability to work and use numbers.
To know what numbers mean, understands what their relationship is to one another, perform mental maths, understand symbolic representations and use numbers in real world situations.
Why is it important?
Number sense is important because it encourages students to think flexibly and promotes confidence with numbers.
If students lack number sense they have trouble developing the foundation needed for even simple maths.