The "say ten" counting method used by some math teachers is based on the way Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean children learn to count in their native languages.
Jeff Suzuki, Ph.D.
Jeff Suzuki, Ph.D., is a mathematics professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he teaches pre-service and in-service teachers at all levels. He's written articles for Hudson Valley Parents Magazine, Mathematics Teacher, and the College Mathematics Journal on subjects ranging from the Common Core to the mathematics of gerrymandering. He is also the parent of twin middle-schoolers.