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  1. The children will generally solve this by walking around the classroom, counting the objects out loud, and then writing down the number. For some children, it might help to gather one block or cube per object counted and then they can count all the cubes they've collected.
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  2. Generally, children will solve this challenge by drawing a picture of their family and then counting the total number of feet drawn. Encourage higher-level students to include extended family such as aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Another solution is for children to write the names of their family members or draw their faces, and then put some symbol — perhaps two lines — next to each person to represent feet. Another idea is to place two manipulatives next to each person and then count the total.
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  3. There are 15 animals in the story—one rooster, two cats, three frogs, four turtles, and five fish. Children may forget to count the rooster and only count the other animals he meets. Generally, children will draw a picture of the different animals in the book and then count the total. They may also use manipulatives to represent the different animals and then count the manipulatives.
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