Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Preschool);
"Numerosity" is the ability to count a set of objects using the correct number names in the proper order. Fuson and Hall (1983) assert that the use of cardinal words is one measure of the development of number knowledge. Using words in a cardinal context indicates that children are beginning to understand the "manyiness" of objects. The use of cardinal words is one of the best indicators that a child is beginning to understand counting and the underlying principles involved.
Numerosity is a concept which children often, but not always, demonstrate with overt behaviors. Understanding cardinality and numerical order, develops with an understanding of numerosity Assessing numerosity skills is one of the most reliable gauges of overall mathematical development in the preschool child.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1998 Keely J. Beam
Beam, Keely J., "What do young children know about numerosity? : implications for teachers" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 321.