Through the exercises offered to the child, the child is preparing for the emergence of the mathematical mind that exists within him. The child is introduced to the exercises for mathematics through number work progression; introduction to numbers; 0-9; the decimal system, and teens and tens work. With the decimal system work the child is introduced to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These series of exercises help the child to understand the process before the memorization of it. After the child is comfortable with using the process with concrete materials, they will be offered exercises to aid them for memory work for each math function, moving into the area of abstraction. It is at this bridge that mathematics becomes a cognitive process