Caroline Counting

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Lulu.com, Aug 1, 2007 - 28 pages
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This is a children's book for practicing counting. It has 27 pages in color. Each page shows a number line and illustrates the number with fruits or vegetables. It was written for the author's own children to fill a gap in number books. It focuses on pattern recognition for numbers 1-10. When we count, we usually manipulate real objects into patterns. However, that can't be done with a book. When we count fixed objects, we often tag them, but that is not practical for a book intended to be used for practice again and again. In addition, this book includes zero prior to the number one because the concept of zero is so important. Lastly, the focus is kept on the number of objects by using repetitions of the same object; this avoids distractions introduced by changing size, shape, or color. Nonetheless, there are two examples of counting dogs where the dogs are all different.
 

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