# Counting Teacher Resources

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**1**-**20**of**22,179**resources#### Agriculture Counts

K - 3rd

Agricultural survey and the documentation of livestock or goods was the basis for the first written language. Youngsters discuss sorting and counting, and how these skills have been used for thousands of years. They accent their class discussion by reading an informational passage and using the information to create a survey-inspired work of art.

#### Counting Circles II

K - 2nd

Fill those extra ten minutes of math time with this fun counting activity. Given a short sequence of numbers, young mathematicians stand in a circle and count one-by-one until the last number is reached, at which point the whole group claps and the last child has a seat in the middle of the circle. The rest of the group then repeats the process until only one person is left standing. The flexibility of this activity allows teachers to choose number sequences that focus on specific trouble spots, or that introduce students to skip counting and counting backward. This quick and simple activity can be performed anytime, anywhere and engages primary grade learners in developing this fundamental math skill.

#### Start/Stop Counting II

K - 2nd

Take stroll around the classroom while teaching young mathematicians to count fluently with this whole-group math activity. The teacher starts things off by walking around the room while counting up from the number one and continues until he/she stops and taps a student on the shoulder. At this point, the teacher and student switch positions and the child resumes the count, with this process being repeated until the entire class has been given the chance to participate. Once students are comfortable counting forward by ones, consider extending the activity by introducing skip counting or counting backward. Use this activity as a transition into daily math lessons, or to fill time following a lesson that ends early.

#### Sort and Count II

Pre-K - 1st

Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this hands-on sorting activity. Given a bag of objects, students work independently sorting the items based on their physical attributes, counting to determine the size of each group. This process is repeated as young learners explore different ways of sorting the same set of objects. A fun primary grade math lesson plan that develops the counting skills and number sense of young children.

#### Sort and Count

Pre-K - 1st

Young mathematicians are on their feet and moving around in this primary grade sorting activity. After giving each child an object or picture card, they then sort themselves into groups, counting to see which has the most or least members. As additional support, consider creating sentence frames and flash cards that correctly model how to use comparison language. An engaging activity that provides young learners with a great opporutunity to practice counting and comparing numbers.

#### Agriculture Counts

K - 3rd

Students discuss the kinds of things they count and how to use tally marks. In this social science lesson, students count animal crackers by using tally marks for each kind of animal. The tally marks are changed into numbers and one person in the group states the "livesotck report." Students do the same thing with the snack mix representing the different crops.

#### Skip Counting

1st - 2nd

Students practice the skill of skip counting. For this early math lesson, students try counting at different rates, beinning at one and progressing to the number ten. Students create a number grid with Crayola Crayons.

#### The Count of Monte Cristo Quiz

9th - Higher Ed

In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Dumas's

*The Count of Monte Cristo**.*Students may submit their answers to be scored.*The Penny Pot*and identify the value of coins. Students complete a worksheet to practice counting coins.

#### Counting on Counting

1st - 2nd

Pupils recognize that counting tells how many objects are in the set irrespective of how they are arranged or the order in which they are counted. They solve problems involving one more or less to a given set using their knowledge of the forward and backward number sequences.

#### Counting Lesson Plan

K - 2nd

In whole group practice, children count together and identify how many objects are drawn on butcher paper, increasing the number when they have achieved fluency. In pairs, they count manipulatives. They then copy series of numbers from the board, write numbers for practice, and fill in the blanks with missing numbers. Differentiate for K-3 grade level expectations.

*Mouse Count*and pretend to count mice. This lesson is very cute and helps kids count forward and backward from 0 to 10.

#### Let's Count! (Teachers' Page)

K - 1st

Learners practice counting using a website "Let's Count". They point to each object and count and pull down a tab to check their answers.