Counting various quantities is the foremost human activity in which children engage beginning at a very tender age. Counting numbers are very important to know so that we can understand that numbers have an order and also be able to count numbers easily. In our real life we can relate numbers to quantities. Teaching children to count involves more than helping them learn the numbers one to ten. It involves helping children understand the meaning of numbers. Teaching preschoolers to actually count numbers—not just recite them—will better prepare them for success in math. Neuropsychologist Brian Butterworth in his book “The Mathematical Brain” suggests we’re born with an innate sense of number hard-wired into our brain and he attributes this to a small region of the brain behind the left ear he calls “the number module”. He compares this idea to colour – in the same way we perceive the “greenness” of a leaf we can also perceive the “twoness” or “threeness” of a group of objects. The key focus of counting sets is developing children’s understanding of cardinality. This means that children understand when you count the items in a set. Counting is the first stage in learning maths. Happy counting!
- Student will know the recitation of numbers in the correct sequence.
- Student will know the number names.
- Student will do different activities with different material, keeping them engaged.
- Student will learn easy rhymes related to counting.
- Lectures 26
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 8
- Assessments Yes