Published: 10-10-2011, 14:59

Rote counting - American Education

A recital of numbers in order and by memory, with little or no understanding of the meaning of each number. The words one, two, three, four may have as little meaning to a child as fee, fie, fo, fum—simply a series of sounds the child has memorized in a specific order. Although rote learning can often be a first step in learning, the actual learning process does not begin until the child can associate each sound with a specific, concrete object.