Tuesday, 24 September 2013

All About Counting... Day Two

There was so much to learn about counting today. 

Rote Counting
It's about saying numbers in an order, and is mastered before rational counting. E.g. 
1 2 3 4 5 6 ....
3 6 9 12 15 18...

Rational Counting
It's about counting numbers to represent objects (quantities)
E.g. 2 Apples, 5 Bananas

There are some factors which stops children from learning how to count. For example, if a child cannot classify or rote count, he cannot count. If the child does not understand one to one correspondence, or has no conceptual understanding on cardinal number, he cannot count.

The TEN FRAMES tool was introduced today and I think it is an excellent tool for children to learn counting. The attached video shows how Ten Frames can be used to enhance children's learning on counting, number relations and making ten.

In relation to counting, a new word that i learnt today: Subitize

It is the ability to perceive quickly, at a glance, the number of objects in a set without counting. The number can vary from people to people, starting from as little as 5 to as much as 1000. 

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