NA1-4: Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies, using words, numbers, and pictures.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will explain to others the number strategies they use, by using a combination of words, numbers and pictures. This implies that students will learn to write equations to express their findings (for example 5 + 9 = 14), to express their ideas using their own language in conjunction with mathematical language (for example, add, subtract, times, fraction), and to develop diagrams to represent their strategies (for example, set diagrams or number lines).