ANSWER: 
The value of this number symbol is (in this case) 
FOUR 
because it was taken directly from


THE BENGALI NUMBER LINE (1-10) 
 
The goal of this exercise is to simulate the experience of many Pre-K/K students when introduced to 
the abstract written language of math. Many children are unable to identify single digit number symbols by name without counting up on a number line -- the same strategy you'd use to figure out the value of this number symbol:  








Now ask yourself how you might feel if you had to learn even larger Bengali number symbols before you had a solid grasp of numbers 0-10. As you can imagine, for many children this experience is overwhelming, 
frustrating and a threat to their "math-esteem." This was the inspiration for the creation of 
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