A child selects a card with a given number of dots.
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?
Good evidence that small numbers come naturally to kids––she’s finding sets of 4 and 5 without counting!
The quantity of a small collection can be intuitively perceived without counting. More
Quantity is an attribute of a set of objects and we use numbers to name specific quantities. More
Common Core Alignment
Counting and Cardinality More