Just wondering...Is it ok for my Year 1 daughter, when doing sums at school, to draw out dots on her work to help her to count and find the answer? She still struggles with larger numbers in her head and I've told her to do it this way. She's worried about doing it. Is this allowed or should she be showing she can do it without any aid? Thank you.
It's called "visual representation" and is an accepted ( and important) feature of learning maths! I would be more than pleased if a child in my class would draw pictures and jottings to help ( and I teach yr 6!)