* “…a child’s capacity to access flexible mental objects for the numbers 0-10” *

### Trusting the Count Micro Content

- Early number experiences – Classifying, grouping, ordering, patterns underpin the development of this idea.
- Each object is counted once – one to one correspondence
- Collections can be compared on a one to one basis
- Arrangement of objects in a count does not change the quantity
- Purpose of counting or subitizing is to quantify (find out how many)
- Counting numbers (the number string) are always said in the same order
- Counting on and back can be used to solve simple problems
- Subitizing or instant recognition of small groups can be a means of quantifying
- Small numbers can be seen as the combination of others
- There are multiple ways of seeing grouping of objects
- The part-part-whole relationship can be used as the basis for operating
- Basic addition facts always give the same result irrespective of arrangement
- Addition and subtraction situations can be considered in terms of a whole and two parts, one of which is unknown or missing
- Additive thinking is employed to solve problems with small numbers
- Skip counting to find the total will give the same result as one-one counting
- Share portions from a quantity and know that the more portions there are, the smaller the portions will be