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Learning to Count Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

June 14, 2011

image of a baby boy Preschool children seem to grasp the true concept of counting only if they are taught to understand the number value of groups of objects greater than three, research shows. Seeing that there are three objects doesn't have to involve counting. It's only when children go beyond three that counting is necessary to determine how many objects there are, researchers have found. Full Story

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