The game-like, tactile quality of the Mind Trace numeracy products provide children with hours of fun-filled learning. Through play children learn numeracy concepts such as number / quantity relationship (2 = **), categorisation (e.g. odd numbers and even numbers) and comparison (e.g. 8 is bigger than 4 but smaller than 9). Use of the counters is an easy way to introduce and consolidate different ways of counting (e.g. forwards, backwards and in intervals of 2’s, or 3’s). The counters also provide essential concrete support that children need when they do simple calculations.