Series: Ideas at Work

Teacher Tom Delves into a Math Activity for Preschoolers

This counting activity for young children is low stress and explores all the small things that really matter when trying out a new math activity for preschoolers.

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Big Idea

Sets can be changed by adding items (joining) or by taking some away (separating). More

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Big Idea

Counting can be used to find out “how many” is in a collection. More

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Common Core Alignment

Counting and Cardinality More

Foundational Math Concepts

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Down with Naked Numbers

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