Series: Focus on the Child

Estimating Quantity with Child 8

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A child estimates the number of cubes in a collection.

Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.

Why is this important?

More than 10 looks like a “bunch” to many preschoolers.

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Big Idea

Sets can be compared using the attribute of numerosity, and ordered by more than, less than, and equal to. More

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Big Idea

Quantity is an attribute of a set of objects and we use numbers to name specific quantities. More

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Common Core Alignment

Counting and Cardinality More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR009 ①

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