Counting Method / June 5, 2018 / Noor Burnette
Team Work to Help Counting. Call few children and make them sit in a circle. Ask them to count from one to thousand and provide them with a collection of small tiny toys. Make them play games with the toys. Ask them to pick up the maximum number of toys and make them count louder. Singing is a fantastic way to spend time together with young children and also a great method of helping them learn.These rhymes are great for singing together and learning to count – from counting forwards to 10, to skip counting in 2’s and also going backward the foundations of these rhymes will help young children become familiar with numbers in a fun and memorable way.
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.