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# Count and Match

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## Count and Match in Maths:

Here we are going to learn number counts by visualising the amount. We have much use of these concepts in daily life as if you have to count money or any objects. What we do then is we just count them one by one and either it may be money or any object. Now let’s have some practice on it. Playing this simple game is a great way to hone your matching and counting abilities.

## Counting Numbers:

These are used to count physical things in the real world. There are many forms of number systems present in maths But the physical things are always being counted in integers only.

One Apple

## History and Evolution of Counting:

According to historical research and evidence, people usually believe that early people used to count on fingers. But when they were not able to count or remember the big data for any future reference. So they then evolved to use wood and stone to carve their numbers as lines and then they used to add lines for the count and for subtraction they used to cut it.

Line Carved on Woods by Stones for Counting

## Indian-Arabic Number History –

Numerical Development through Centuries

These Brahmi numerals kept changing as time changed. This picture shows the change between the 4th to 6th centuries. So many types of numeral systems are there. Now, these days we keep a standard numerical system for the whole world.

Hindu-Arabic numerals are a set of ten symbols that stand in for decimal numbers in the following ways: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0. They were brought to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, particularly al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi, in the 12th century. They were first developed in India in the 6th or 7th century.

## Count and Match Number–

You have to count and fill in the blanks:

1. How many tomatoes are there?

4

2. How many colours are in this box?

3

3. How many men are there?

6

4. How many balls are there?

1

5. How many total fingers are there?

8

6. The total number of fingers?

6

Now, let us move to the matching problems……..

In these questions, you can write like this –

3 -> Monkey

7 -> Balls

4 -> pen

## Summary

We learned how these numerals evolved over time from writing on wood to writing on paper, as well as how common Hindu-Arabic numerals are today. Now, counting physical objects is simple. Additionally, we have improved our mental clarity so that we can join it with the appropriate numbers.

## FAQs on Count and Match

1. How are counting and matching the numbers useful for basic improvements?

It helps in numerals recognition and It helps in relating numbers to quantities.

2. Who invented “0” in numerical?

Aryabhata invented zero “0”.

3. Which was the oldest numerical system in the world?

The Mesopotamian base 60 system was the oldest.

4. Which is the most commonly used numeral system?

The most commonly used numeral system is the Hindu-Arabic numeral system.

5. Which was the first calculator?

The abacus was the first calculator.