Little Brains, Big Concepts: Comparing Quantities

This post is part of the Little Brains, Big Concepts series. Check out the previous posts: Introduction, Number, Counting Strategies, Part-Whole Relationships, Understanding 10, Place Value Children naturally compare quantities starting at a young age. Does "hey, they got more than me!" sound familiar? Finding the relationship between amounts and groups is at the heart … Continue reading Little Brains, Big Concepts: Comparing Quantities

Counting Fingers and Toes

In my more-often-than-normal conversations about math, I have found that many adults use the following phrase as evidence that they're not math people: I still use my fingers to do math problems. The underlying assumption is one that has been passed down from one math classroom to the next: using your fingers to help you … Continue reading Counting Fingers and Toes