CountingWHOLE NUMBERS

Now and Next

Where are they now?

Counts forwards in place-value parts (tens and ones), starting from any number, in range to 99

Where to next?

Counts forwards and backwards in place-value parts (hundreds, tens and ones) in range to 999

 

 

 

 

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Where are they now?

Counts forwards and backwards in place-value parts (hundreds, tens and ones) in range to 999

Where to next?

Counts forwards and backwards by 1s in range to 9999

Purpose

Purpose: Counting is a complex activity which involves three main understandings; that numbers are named in a fixed sequence, that one number is counted per object and that the last number counted names the count. This sequence moves students from simply memorising a sequence of numbers, through understanding that counting is about 'how many', visualising and using numbers mentally and building place value understanding to count more efficiently as well as understand the composition of very large numbers.

Resources

Activities where students are encouraged to match and compare written numerals with physical models of numbers, helps students to develop a strong conception of number as a quantity, and helps them learn to 'trust the count'.

 

Linked activitiesLinked Activities

  • download Flip and Spin - Hundreds
  • download Number Hunt - Hundreds
  • download Count 9999

AssessmentAssessment

  • download Assessment Points - Counting 6

other resources References to Other Resources

 

 

Activities and Assessments

 

download Flip and Spin - Hundreds

Flip and Spin - Hundreds

Focus: Counting backwards and forwards by the place value units hundreds, tens and ones from numbers in the range to 999 helps to consolidate an understanding of the way our number system works. In a practical sense, it also lays the foundations for building and understanding efficient adding and subtracting strategies for two and three digit numbers.

How: See Draw and Spin - Hundreds sheet

Download Numeral Cards (1 - 9)
Download Flip and Spin
spinner
Download Count On Count Back spinner
Download Flip and Spin score sheet


download Number Hunt - Hundreds

Number Hunt - Hundreds

Focus: Counting backwards and forwards by the place value units (hundreds, tens and ones) from numbers in the range to 999 helps to consolidate an understanding of the way our number system works. In a practical sense, it also lays the foundations for building, and understanding, efficient adding and subtracting strategies for two and three digit numbers.

How: See Number Hunt - Hundreds sheet

Download Numeral Cards (1 - 9)
Download 1-5 Spinner
Download Place Value cards
Download vertical number line (1-1000)
Download Number Hunt target sheet
Download Number Hunt total sheet


download Count 9999

Count 9999

Focus: Counting forwards and backwards in the range to 9999 presents some extra challenges and will test, as well as help consolidate, students' understanding of the number system. Confusion and teaching points can often arise when students have to cross place value boundries in 4-digit numbers, such as counting on from 2009, 2099 or 2999; or even from numbers like 2010 and 2100.

How: See Count 9999 sheet

Download Numeral Cards (1 - 9)
Download 1-9 Spinner
Download Count On Count Back spinner
Download Count 9999 starting number sheet
Download Count 9999 total sheet

 

download Assessment Points - Counting 6

Assessment Points - Counting 6

Activity based indicators that students have achieved the target understandings

Download Assessment Points - Counting 6 sheet

 

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