Teaching young children how to match, classify, and measure is an
important part of developing early math skills because these skills help
children identify and describe relationships between items. Matching, in particular, is an important early childhood
math skill that keeps repeating throughout one’s educational life in
various forms. Matching helps us identify same or similar objects based
on their common properties. In addition to being an essential math skill, matching allows preschoolers' memory to develop. It also utilizes their ability to
store, organize and retrieve information, and recall information in relation
to something they have seen before.