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56 DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET M A K E E A R LY L E A R N I N G S TA N D A R D S C O M E A L I V E Common Practices in an Early Childhood Classroom Where This Standard May Be Addressed Early Learning Standards “Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group up to 10.” —Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards in all Essential Domains of School Readiness, Birth to Age 5 Providing opportunities for children to compare quantities as they work and play and go about their daily routines Preschool children are keenly aware of more and less. Their egocentrism helps them to pay attention to the differences in quantities of food or toys or special privileges. This can be used to teach mathematical understanding not only at snacktime or in conflicts over sharing, but also in measuring at the sand and water tables or in cooking and food preparation as well as in working with col- lections of objects or building with manipulatives or blocks. Adding the sym- bolic representation of whole numbers helps children make the connection between quantitative writing and actual quantities. Learning about the order of numbers helps build that one-to-one correspondence that is the foundation of our mathematical system. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL