Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Elementary Math - Daily Blogs

Learning About Numbers for Children

Children have to learn about counting in 2 different ways; Rote counting and Rational Counting.
When children learn rote counting they are counting in sequence without knowledge of quantity. However, when children learn rational counting, they learn how to count wth knowledge and understanding. They count with cardinality in mind.

The above video show rational counting, where children have to learn 1 to 1 correspondence in counting different objects.
This shows how children need to be shown concrete objects or have a pictorial representation to have a realtionship about what a number quantity means.