Micro-Credential #2: Early Number and Counting Concepts

The aspiring or current K-12 educator will explore how students develop early number and counting concepts, what misconceptions they may have, and language to support continued number development. They will also explore the importance of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (C-R-A) progression.

In this course, you will:

  • Reflect on the progression of early numbers and counting.

  • Analyze an early elementary readiness standard and determine how a student would demonstrate an understanding of that concept.

  • Identify impactful words and phrases to use when modeling for a student.

  • Explore the C-R-A progression for a Number Sense standard

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of identifying misconceptions as related to the early progression of numbers and counting.

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SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Micro-Credential #2: Early Number and Counting Concepts

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual