Figurative Counter


  • Can count the total of two screened collections (and possibly solve abstract questions like what is 5+4).
  • Counts from one to solve the problem
  • E.g. If asked what is 13 add 3. The child would count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 . . . 14 15 16

Figurative Counting

Here is an example of a figurative counter.
 
When presented with 11 screened counters and 5 screened counters the child counts how many there are altogether. She does this by counting from 1 to calculate the total. Although the child counts all of the items individually, she does not need perceptual replacements. She successfully uses her fingers to keep track of the five she adds on.
 

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