Counting Method / June 6, 2018 / Lilyana Geary
Allow The Kid To Shop Around. Inside the home, build up a vegetable market with several potatoes, tomatoes and onions. Give them money and ask them to bring two potatoes, three tomatoes and five onions. Correct them, if they bring wrong items. If the child is around 7 years or more, take along to the vegetable market and ask the child to pay for the vegetables. This makes the child understand the value of money and the correct way of handling it.
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.