Counting Method / June 6, 2018 / Victoria Muller.
Counting Can Be Abstract: This may raise an eyebrow but have you ever asked a child to count the number of times you've thought about getting a task done? Some things that can be counted aren't tangible. It's like counting dreams, thoughts or ideas--they can be counted but it's a mental and not tangible process.
Principles Behind Learning to Count. Although we've given names to the concepts behind counting, we don't actually use these names when teaching young learners. Rather, we make observations and focus on the concept. Sequence: Children need to understand that regardless of which number they use for a starting point, the counting system has a sequence.
Snacks and Cards for Counting.There are varieties of number cards available in the market. Allow the child to play with the number cards whenever ready to play. Without giving much pressure, make the child to pick the card in order. Repeat the process every day until the kid becomes familiar about numbers and counting.
Quantity or Conservation: The number also represents the group of objects regardless of size or distribution. Nine blocks spread all over the table are the same as nine blocks stacked on top of each other. Regardless of the placement of the objects or how they're counted (order irrelevance), there are still nine objects. When developing this concept with young learners, it's important to begin with pointing to or touching each object as the number is being said.