The Concept of Number [Piaget]
Learning one to one correspondence. May do a lot of re-counting at first. [Zigler, Edward F. and Matia Finn-Stevensen, Yale University. CHILDREN, Development and Social Issues. Lexington, MA & Toronto: D.C. Heath and Company, 1987.]
R E F E R E N C E S
Number n [ME nombre, fr. OF, fr. L numerus] [14c] 1a : a sum of units: Total : complement 1b : an indefinite usu. large total [a __ of members were absent] [the __ of elderly is rising]  pl: a numerous group: Many : a numerical preponderance b: the characteristic of an individual by which it is treated as a unit or of a collection by which it is treated in terms of units : an ascertainable total [bugs beyond __] c : a unit belonging to an abstract mathematical system and subject to specified laws of sucession, addition, and multiplication; esp: Natural number : an element [as _] of any of many mathematical systems oabtained by extension of or analogy with the natural number system  pl: Arithmetic 2: a distinction of word form to denote reference to one or more than one; also: a form or group of forms so distinguished 3 pl a : a metrical structure: Meter : metrical lines; Verses b archaic: musical sounds : Notes 4a: a word, symbol, letter, or combination of symbols representing a number b: a numeral or combination of numerals or other symbols used to identify or designate [dialed the wrong __] c : a member of a sequence or collection designated by esp. consecutive numbers [as an issue of a periodical] : a position in a numbered sequence d: a group of one kind [not of their __] 5: one singled out from a group: Individual as a: Girl, Woman [met an attractive __ at the dance] b : a musical, theatrical, or literary selection or production : Routine, Act c: an item of merchandise and esp. clothing 6: insight into a person's ability or character [had my __] 7 pl but sing or pl in constr a: a form of lottery in which an individual wagers on the appearance of a certain combination of digits [as in regularly published numbers] --called also numbers game b: 2policy 2a 8 pl a: figures representing amounts of money usu. in dollars spent, earned, or involved b : Statistics2 esp: individual statistics [as of an athlete] : Rating 3c 9: a person represented by a number or considered without regard to individullality [at the universityi I was just a __] -by the numbers 1: in unison to a specific count or cadence 2: in a systematic, routine, or mechanicaal manner
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only. The contents of this site may not be reproduced in any form without proper reference to Text, Author, Publisher, and Date of Publication [and page #s when suitable].