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unit 8- one to one corresondence

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ection II
Fundamental Concepts and Skills

• One-to-One Correspondence 

• One-to-one correspondence is the most fundamental component of the concept of number

– understanding that one group has the same number of things as another group

• Examples of One-to-One Correspondence Activities

Naturalistic Activitiess 

•Infant discovers he can hold one thing in each hand

•Toddler places one wooden peg in each hole

Preschool child places a car in each garage he has built


•Ask children to pass out items to class-mates: scissors, crayons, paper, napkins, or snacks

Check to see if everyone has their coat on, two mittens on, a cup of milk, or a chair

Adult Guided Activitiest 

Matching activities such as spoons to bowls, animals to cages, or groups of items

 Five Characteristics to Vary One-to-One Correspondence Activities

• Perceptual characteristics eg: shape or color)

• Number of items to be matched

• Concreteness

• Physically joined or not physically joined

• Groups of the same or not the same number

• Evaluation of One-to-One Correspondence Activities

• Notice each child’s response during adult guided activities

• Notice during free play if the child passes out materials to other children one at a time

• Notice whether children can put items away by matching each item with a drawing of the item