- Discuss the steps you would take to ensure that students understand at least three of the following four counting principles: one-to-one correspondence, stable order rule, order irrelevance rule, and cardinality rule.
One to one correspondence is an important teaching tool in early childhood teaching for both math and reading. It allows young students to connect what they say and see in their math. It involves attaching objects with certain numbers. A good example is showing the students the number 15. If they see this object they may find it difficult still to count, so it is important for the teacher or parent to actually demonstrate how to count the numbers using tools such as pebbles, fingers or other visual aids so that they may know how to count the 15 digits.
The stable order rule is another important tool to help students think abstractly. To do this the tutor will tell the students to say the numbers in the correct order severally to build on their consistency. They can say 1 to 15 in any sequence as long as they state all numbers and build on their sequence later. Students will say this numbers or letters even if they get them wrong to first grasp the sequence and order and later they can be corrected by listening to the correct sequence from other students or practice their own (Zadok, 2013).
The order irrelevance rule is another system where the students are taught letters or numbers with the order of sequence not being emphasized. The students will be taught to count stacks arranged in rows using any order.The blocks will be stacked in rows of 5 and students can count from any stack.