Trusting the Count

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

Trusting the Count Micro Content

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