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ERIC Number: EJ1156789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Choral Counting
Turrou, Angela Chan; Franke, Megan L.; Johnson, Nicholas
Teaching Children Mathematics, v24 n2 p128-135 Oct 2017
The students in Ms. Moscoso's second-grade class gather on the rug after recess, ready for one of their favorite math warm-ups: Choral Counting. Counting is an important part of doing mathematics throughout the school; students count collections (Schwerdtfeger and Chan 2007) and solve problems using a variety of strategies, many of which are grounded in different ways of counting (Gelman and Gallistel 1986). In this article, the authors share a specific instructional activity that extends typical ways of counting out loud (by ones to thirty; by twos, fives, and tens; etc.) and provides opportunities for students to consider "what they notice" about the number sequence, leveraging student ideas to build conceptual understanding of number.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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