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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET M AT H E M AT I C S S TA N DA R D S I N AC T I O N First Steps Toward the Standard: What the Children Might Show You: Making Progress Toward the Standard: 53 Accomplishing the Standard: Shows little interest or curiosity in count- ing or little awareness or accuracy when identifying quantities Is beginning to count objects or people with awareness of quantity and one-to- one correspondence in small quantities Is beginning to count objects or people with awareness of quantity and one-to one-correspondence in larger quantities • As a child works and plays, converse back and forth about the quantities of objects, children, chairs, crackers, etc. • Continue to converse back and forth about the quantities of objects, children, chairs, crackers, etc., asking children to help you count. Start with small quantities. • Continue to increase the quantities of objects you converse about, sing about, read about, and incorporate in daily routines. A range of interest, curiosity, and awareness of quantity Curriculum and Activities that You Can Plan and Implement for Each Child’s Progress Level • Include counting in daily routines of atten- dance, snack preparation, washing hands, and choosing learning areas. • Sing or chant finger plays and songs with counting (such as “Three Green and Speckled Frogs”). • Accept the child’s level of participation in these activities. Do not force the child to count so that a power struggle develops and the math experience becomes a negative one. • Make counting activities fun parts of every day. • Include counting in even more daily routines. • Sing or chant finger plays and songs with counting (such as “Five Little Monkeys”). • Read counting books to large and small groups and individual children, or count objects in books read. • Play counting games outdoors: Jump three times. Swing back and forth five times. • Encourage children to count throughout the day. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL • Play movement games that ask children to clap and count, stomp and count. “Simon says, ‘Clap two times.’ ” Increase the quanti- ties as children are able to follow through successfully. • Introduce numerals and help children see the connection between the symbol and the quantity. • Encourage children to count throughout the day to higher and higher quantities.