# Math Help - term for a child's ability to see numbers as representations of quantities

1. ## term for a child's ability to see numbers as representations of quantities

Not sure what forum to put this in, but I was wondering if there is a term for the stated ability above.

2. ## Re: term for a child's ability to see numbers as representations of quantities

Originally Posted by Jman115
Not sure what forum to put this in, but I was wondering if there is a term for the stated ability above.
best term I can think of ... "number sense"

3. ## Re: term for a child's ability to see numbers as representations of quantities

Originally Posted by Jman115
Not sure what forum to put this in, but I was wondering if there is a term for the stated ability above.
If this a serious question then Skeeter is spot on!
Here is book for you: THE NUMBER SENSE: How The Mind Creates Mathematics by Stanislas Dehaene.