Observe the child when presented one plate with a whole cracker and one plate with a broken up cracker.
No elicitation is needed.
Typically, the child will choose the plate she thinks has more food on it.
Encourage parents to give their child utensils and containers to experiment in the tub. Parents can encourage their child to watch and help as they prepare meals. Have a small creamer pitcher for the child to use for pouring and let the child observe and help as you make servings. Seeing how things start as a whole and are divided up provides a foundation for understanding many math foundations.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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