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Counting April 5, 2013

Filed under: Counting to 100 — Bethany Arsenault @ 3:00 am

I love to Count!  (Ahhh-ahhh-ahhh!!!)count-von-count-sesame-street

Your child needs to be able to count to 100 orally by ones and tens before the end of Kindergarten.  I also recommend that your child be able to count by fives to 100 and by twos to 30.  Transitional numbers (9, 19, 29, etc.) and skip counting can be tricky for some students.  Below are some games, songs, videos and apps that will help students practice counting and skip counting to 100 by ones, twos, fives and tens.

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CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

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CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

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Problem: Tricky Transitional Numbers

This is a common issue when children are counting to 100 by 1’s.  (Examples of transitional numbers :9….10  29…30  39…40)

Here is a fun video about getting “over the hump” or in other words… getting past those tricky  transitional numbers!

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Counting Videos and Songs

Below are a couple fun videos/songs that use rhythm and exercise to help us practice counting to 100 by ones in class.  We play then every day and the kids love them!

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“I can Count to 100!”

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Let’s Get Fit! (Count to 100 by ones)

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Count by twos, fives, and tens!

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Count by 2’s

This song is VERY catchy and the kids love it 🙂

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Other Quick Ways To Practice At Home:

  • Quick Quiz: Parent says 19… child answers 20!  Parent says 29…Child answers 30!  etc.  (great for rides in the car or when waiting in line.)

  • Count by TENS using pretzel rods (each rod represents a “ten”)

  • sort cheerios into groups of tens and then count by tens to get to 100 OR put cheerios into groups of fives and count to 100

  • Make a chart to keep track of how high your child can count.  If your child is ready to move on, start at 100 & make the goal 200!

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