# Counting

## Counting, Composing, and Changing Numbers

A goal of our mathematics instruction should be to help our students develop flexibility with numbers. For that to happen, children need to experience the meaning of numbers with concrete,…

## Exploring Equality and Composing Numbers

I’ve been working with my Firsties on the following TEK: 1.2(A) recognize instantly the quantity of structured arrangements Although it is not mentioned in the TEK, the mathematical word for…

## Using Ten-Frames to Understand Numbers from 11-20

You’ve simply gotta love it when an observation lesson goes way better than you could have expected! Today I was getting ready to work with my Firsties when my AP…

## Counting Objects by Twos

One of the cool things about small group instructionย is that your lessons often take you down roads you never expected to travel. This week, my third graders were working on…

## Online Activities for Number Recognition to 20

It’s not uncommon for children to be able to count to 20, but not recognize the numerals. They can easily verbally count to 20 and even beyond, but if you…

## Counting by Tens off the Decade on a 100 Chart

I was planning with my Kinder team today, and the discussion turned to skip counting by tens off the decade. Traditionally, when skip counting by tens was taught, we asked…

## Concrete Learning for One More and One Less

Last week I shared an activity for practicing one more and one less than a number. Tonight I wanted to talk a little about the CRA (concrete, representational, abstract) sequence…

## Video for Counting Back from 20–Shake Your Groove Thing!

I’m hanging out in one of my Kinder classes, and I’m having a blast! Check out this great video from Have Fun Teaching for counting back from 20. They have…

## Flexible Workstation for Number Sense

I was working on a professional development session this week for my primary teachers, and it had me thinking about how we can use the same routines for whole group…