# Articles on Counting

## From thousands to millions to billions to trillions to quadrillions and beyond: Do numbers ever end?

Here’s a game: Tell a friend to give you any number and you’ll return one that’s bigger. Just add ‘1’ to whatever number they come up with and you’re sure to win.

## How counting by 10 helps children learn about the meaning of numbers

Findings of a study suggest using a ‘hundreds chart’ showing numbers one through 100, beginning with one in the top-left corner, fosters children’s counting by 10s.

## Counting from left to right feels ‘natural’ – but new research shows our brains count faster from bottom to top

Horizontal number lines are often the default option – but our brains may process numbers more quickly in a vertical arrangement.

## 4 moves to make math visible with kids, using counters

Math educators share four ways parents can use counters, like candies or lego pieces, to lead ‘number talks’ that help kids develop an understanding of how numbers are related.

## Why animals recognise numbers but only humans can do maths

A wide range of animals seem to have a grasp of numbers – but humans hold the trump card.

## AI develops human-like number sense – taking us a step closer to building machines with general intelligence

A human knows that four cats, four apples and the symbol 4 all have one thing in common – the abstract concept of ‘four’. Now robots are catching up.

## 5 math skills your child needs to get ready for kindergarten

Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.

## Curious Kids: Why do we count to 10?

Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.

## Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM

A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.