It is helpful for children to get practice at remembering
numbers and other information.
Examples of the type of information which we commonly try to remember are:
- Telephone numbers: when children are young, you might ask them to repeat back to you 2 or 3 numbers in a row; as they get older they should be able to repeat back longer strings, and even to remember some numbers such as their own phone number and those of their grandparent.
- Addresses: help the children to learn their own address and others such as their grandparents
- Car registration numbers
- Birthdays: children can learn the birth dates in your family, and also those of other relatives and friends
- Times of special events.
Matt Sexton and his colleagues at the Australian Catholic University -
Mathematics Teaching & Learning Centre