Children need opportunity to count and represent their knowledge of numbers either by one-to-one matching as Nora did—a mark for each seat—or by counting and writing down the numeral as Amy did.


Donny not only noticed the circle shape of the steering wheel but also the bumps where the fingers fit. When children study a real object closely using all their senses, and are required to represent that object, their understanding and learning is real and full of meaning.

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