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This study was designed to investigate children’s
abilities to count and make quantitative comparisons.
In addition, this study utilized reasoning questions
(i.e., how did you know?). Thirty-four preschoolers, mean
age 4.5 years old, participated in the study. According to
the results, 89 % of the children (n = 30) were able to do
rote counting and 70 % (n = 24) were able to do rational
counting. When children were asked how they knew how
many objects were in a set, 30 responded that they used a
counting strategy. Sixty-five percent of children (n = 22)
answered ‘‘zero’’ when no block was given and 21 children
answered ‘‘nothing’’ when they were asked what zero
meant to them. About quantitative comparisons, 65 % of
children (n = 22) answered correctly when they were
asked more and less questions.
Lee, Joohi and Md-Yunus, ShamAh, "Investigating Children’s Abilities to Count and Make Quantitative Comparisons" (2015). Faculty Research and Creative Activity. 42.