Counting- Don’t be fooled

Many young children can count up to ten, twenty, fifty and even a hundred. They recite the words, one, two, three and so on, often while they are not actually counting something in particular.  Don’t be fooled.  Counting like this, is a memorization task, that requires many skills, none of which are mathematical.  Learning the sequence of the words may be mathematical in the purest sense, but counting is primarily a language skill.

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