This book illuminates the progress of children's ideas about numbers in a way that would make clear both how it is that young children know as much as they do and how it is that they often have so much trouble with mathematics.
Part I: Perspectives on Number Development 1. What's in a Number? 2. Numbers and Cognitive Development 3. Numbers in School Part Il: Developing Numerical Abilities 4. Making Numbers Count 5. The Sum of the Parts 6. The Trouble with Fractions Part III: Conclusions 7. Children's Numbers: Toward a Synthesis