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### Course: Kindergarten>Unit 1

Lesson 3: Counting objects

# Counting objects 1

Learn to count groups of whales, sheep, and flowers.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Who invented the counting system?
• The most commonly used system of numerals is the Hindu–Arabic numeral system. Two Indian mathematicians developed it. Aryabhata of Kusumapura developed the place-value notation in the 5th century and a century later Brahmagupta introduced the symbol for zero.
• Can I use multiplication +addition to calculate the number
• Multiplication is also known as repeated addition.
Like this
8 x 8 = 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8
I hope it helps
• Did we as humans invent counting and math? Or does it just exist in nature and we discovered it?
(1 vote)
• Humans came up with math, as a way of dealing with complex problems without having to count everything themselves. Imagine an ancient shepherd has 100 sheep, and he want puts them into two pens, instead putting one sheep in each pen, one at a time until there are none left, he could use math to divide one hundred by two.