• Iris Windsor

We love Maths

These little Dragonflies are taking time out to work on one-to-one correspondence which is an important beginning math skill for preschoolers.

One-to-one correspondence is an early learning math skill that involves the act of counting each object in a set once, and only once with one touch per object.

It can take months, or even an entire year for preschoolers to begin counting objects with one-to-one correspondence. For this reason, it’s important to provide young children with plenty of opportunities to practice counting one-to-one all year long in your preschool classroom.

Rote counting and counting with one-to-one are very different. Rote counting is just reciting the numeral names in order, “One, two, three, four, five…” But counting with one-to-one involves actually touching each object and saying the numeral name aloud, which is a much more complex skill for young children.

Activities that involve real objects that children can hold in their hands and manipulate are going to be the most effective for teaching the concept of one-to-one correspondence.

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