Counting Method / June 6, 2018 / Ximena Lucas
Snacks are other properties that attract the child's attention. Count aloud the pieces of snacks before giving them. Ask them to count each piece they put into their mouth and continuously, encourage them for their good work. The child loves to eat the snack and therefore, makes the counting with fun and pleasure.
Cardinality: When a child is counting a collection, the last item in the collection is the amount of the collection. For instance, if a child counts 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7 marbles, knowing that the last number represents the number of marbles in the collection is cardinality. When a child is prompted to recount the marbles how many marbles there are, the child doesn't yet have cardinality. To support this concept, children need to be encouraged to count sets of objects and then probed for how many are in the set. The child needs to remember the last number represents the quantity of the set. Cardinality and quantity are related in counting concepts.