- A child is asked “How many blocks do we have?” The child sees four blocks, points to each while counting... "1, 2, 3, 4”, then exclaims “Four!" in answer to the question.
Help your student become a(n) Counter (Small Numbers)
Activities and teaching strategies focus on the notion that in counting a set of objects, the last counting word tells how many there are in the set--that is, the cardinal number of the set. Gesture around the set while repeating the last number word (e.g., "1, 2, 3, 4, 5…[gesturing): FIVE!") and use subitizing to support cardinality in counting as in the activity "How Many in a Hand?"