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Math concepts are used in all areas of learning. The ability to count aloud (rote counting) is different from counting objects. As young children learn to connect a number with the quantity they count, they prepare to add and subtract with meaning.

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Math concepts are used in all areas of learning. The ability to count aloud (rote counting) is different from counting objects. Rote counting is reciting the sequence of numbers. Counting objects requires children to develop the ability to match a number to an object, counting each item only once. As young children learn to connect a number with the quantity they count, they prepare to add and subtract with meaning.

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In kindergarten, children will be counting orally from 1 to 20 and backward from 10 to 0.

Activity: Roll-A-Die

Roll a die and help your child know what number is represented on the die. Together, find items in your home that are that exact quantity. For example, if you roll a one, you can point out your one table, or one stove. If you roll a two, point out two sinks, or two windows, and so on. Take turns rolling the die, finding items, and counting each one as you point them out.

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