Friday, June 8, 2012

easy as 1-2-3

Anna can recite (1, 2, 3....all the way to 20) and identify (0-9) numbers, but can't truly count.

Like: If I ask her to hand me a X number of crayons, she can't do it without my help. Or if I give her marbles to count, she usually skip a few numbers. But if I write down a number and ask her to identify it, her accuracy is almost 100%. And I hear her recite numbers (in English and Chinese) perfectly as she goes up and down the steps.

So, as I said, she doesn't truly know how to count. She doesn't know the difference between 3 or 8 or 10. Or at least...I don't think so.

I feel like a smarty-pants for coming up with this activity to help her learn. No explanations needed, I am sure. The whole point is to help her 1) associate numbers with objects and 2) learn numbers are not all equal!
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2 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! Ephram is the same way with his numbers right now. We got a good book that has him counting things in it, but he still doesn't seem to get it. I think something more physical would be helpful. Definitely going to try!

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  2. nice, simple approach! Lauren can identify her numbers and can count objects up to about 2 or 3 but not consistently. They figure it out!

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