## Implications for class-room teaching & learning- Do not start or at least do not overemphasize counting
until children can independently identify a collection
of objects up to 5. Children can use concrete objects,
fingers and pictures of objects or natural collections.
- Emphasize one-to-one correspondence while counting.
Use a lot of strings of beads for initial exercises.
- Never ‘recite’ numbers like a poem. It may improve children's memory but it does not have much mathematical learning value.
- When is 1 + 2 not equal to 3?
- Demonstrate the meaning of Number Sense
- Demonstrate the difference between Reciting and Counting
- When counting a pile of pencils, what do we mean when we point to a pencil and say ‘Five”?
- Demonstrate the meaning of the statement
Correct Reciting of Numbers + One To One Correspondence = Counting
Contributed by S Sundaram |