The power of bundle-numbers and per-numbers
THE POWER OF BUNDLE- & PER-NUMBERS UNLEASHED IN PRIMARY SCHOOL: CALCULUS IN GRADE ONE – WHAT ELSE?
In middle school, fraction, percentage, ratio, rate, and proportion create problems to many students. So, why not teach it in primary school instead where they all may be examples of per-numbers coming from double-counting a total in two units. And bundle-numbers with units is what children develop when adapting to Many before school. Here children love counting, recounting, and double-counting before adding totals on-top or next-to as in calculus, also occurring when adding per-numbers. Why not accept, and learn from the mastery of Many that children possess until mathematics takes it away?