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Starting To Count

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Precursor to Kindergarten - K.CC.A.1

Tips to Teach Youngsters How to Count - Counting is the first mathematical term which we teach to our young ones. Now there are different ways to make them learn to count quickly. Let us discuss a few tips below. Making sets: You can make index cards with pictures of different things on each card. Children can pick out each card with a similar number of pictures in them. Path Games: There are different path games which are available for children. With a roll of a die, they can add the number of steps shown on it. Your children can learn a lot from this game. Car game: When you are traveling on the road, then you can tell your child to count how many cars go by. This way, your child will learn how to count and learn how to do it quickly too. Museum visit: Take your son to a museum, where there are a lot of doors. You can ask your child to count the number of doors in the museum. Within a second, you will see your child running around like crazy. If your child learns counting quickly, you will see a change of shift in his/her mind. These worksheets and lesson introduce students to the concept of counting.

Printable Worksheets and Lessons

Lesson Sheets

Counting rain drops and candy! Chalk it up to a good day.

  • Lesson 1 - Paul is trying to count the raindrops. Help him count the raindrops.
  • Lesson 2 - Santa dropped some pieces of candy. Lets count them all.
  • Lesson 3 - Count the hearts starting from beginning to end. A good idea is to keep track of the number by writing the new count at the end of each row.
  • Guided Lesson - Write the missing numbers [in numerical order] in the boxes below.

Practice Worksheets

I encourage students to get into the habit of writing out all of the numbers. This helps them learn to count.

  • Practice 1 - Count the number of objects. In the spaces provided, write each number in numerical order.
  • Practice 2 - Write the missing number in each box.
  • Practice 3 - Count each of these sets of objects.
  • Practice 4 - We step up to using rows and columns.
  • Practice 5 - Put a check next to the number that correctly shows the number of things in the group.
  • Practice 6 - Count the sum of total objects in a, b, c, and d.