Tag Archives: little kids

Why not count on our fingers?

Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I would love to know the source of the very prevalent idea that counting on your fingers is bad. Our school is currently teaching counting and basic arithmetic using a ruler, i.e., a … Continue reading

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The Piaget Phenomenon

I am very excited to let you know that I am now collaborating with the amazing Jane Kats and that translations of her insightful and inspirational posts will now regularly appear on my blog under the tag “Jane Kats”.  Among … Continue reading

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Counting Geese

Zoe, grandma, and grandpa were walking in the park.  They noticed a flock of geese by the pond.  “There are so many geese!” Zoe exclaimed.  “How many geese are there?” asked grandma.  Zoe began counting, carefully pointing to each goose … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

As a typical 2.5 year old, Zoe really likes the word “myself”.  This gets applied to everything, from opening doors to putting on clothes to riding her bike.  In particular, I get to hear it multiple times in quick succession … Continue reading

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String theory and practice

Part I: Zoe Zoe really liked her aquamarine pants with two strings. She liked playing with the strings, and she liked counting them: one, two.  Then, one day, she pulled a little too hard on one of the strings, and … Continue reading

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Subitizing, Counting, and Rearranging

Zoe really likes playing bingo. Today, after we finished a game, I decided to take advantage of the pretty blue chips to conduct a little experiment. Here it is (mostly in pictures). M: How many chips are there? Z: One … Continue reading

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Fingers are not like hands

Zoe (2y. 3mo.) has recently gotten pretty good at counting up to 10 objects.  Today, as we were out on a walk, I decided that it was time to start taking advantage of this and chatting math with her.  Here … Continue reading

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