*If you want to start our journey “How Many?” from the beginning, please click here. The goal is to look around and ask our children :”How many?”. It is up to them to count whatever they want.*

We visited an old boat a few weeks ago. I did not ask *Rosie, 8,* and *Tom, 5, *“How many?” on the spot, but I took a picture as I was quite curious about what they may decide to count.

So: “How many?”

*Tom* and *Rosie* took turns, to count, an easy way to keep them both engaged even if they are at different stage of development in their counting skills.

*Tom*, counted by Ones: *4* windows, *2* ship wheels, *1* bell, *1* wall, *1* stool.

Initially,* Rosie *counted by Ones as well: *2* ropes, *20* studs, *1* picture (ah!), noticing details, such as the *5* circles in the middle of the large wheel.

Then, came:

- the array on the stool, how it could be 5 rows and 7 columns of dots. Or 8 columns. Or more.
- the small wheel and its 6 spokes, dividing the wheel into 6 equal parts (i.e. sixths !)
- the large wheel with its 7 spokes. Wait, there are some hidden ones … there must be 3 more! We ended up with discussing the ten equal parts of the large wheel.

A fun picture to discuss, indeed, and the hidden parts added a lot to the discussion. I hope it helps you see all the counting that can be done around. Search #unitchat on Twitter to find some more !

August 11th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I love this concept!!

August 11th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Me too ! And no need to prep anything :-)