## 19 Counting By 2s Activities – Easy, Medium, (And Hard!)

Teaching children to count by 2s is a multi-step process. I have split it into three main phases, how to start, how to develop the skill, and how to practice it once children have mastered the process. I have tried out all the following strategies over the last ten years of my teaching career. Over …

## 19 Counting In 10s Activities – Introduce, Practice, Apply

Counting by 10s is a really important skill in life. To teach children this skill in the fastest and most effective way, it is wise to go through three phases. Put simply, start with the easiest activities where children are being introduced to rote counting in tens. Then move on to activities where children are …

## 18 Counting Backwards Activities

Counting backwards is a really important skill. It starts off simply with counting songs and rote counting, but much later on develops into subtraction and other types of calculating. But how do you teach backward counting? Start to teach counting backwards with simple songs that practice the skill in a simple way. Use a variety …

## What Is Ordering Numbers? (And 11 Games To Teach It)

Having taught maths for ten years to children from the age of 3-5, I have found that one of the most crucial early math skills is ordering numbers. It is a foundation block of learning, on which many other skills are then built. It is also something all of us use in our daily lives …

## What Is One To One Correspondence? (And How To Teach It)

1 to 1 correspondence is super important! In the ten years I have taught young children between the ages of 3 and 5,  I have found that 1:1 correspondence is a foundation for all the skills that come after it: adding, subtracting, finding one more and less, and lots of other things, too. Without one …

## 17 Fantastic Ideas To Teach Rote Counting

One of the core skills that makes up the foundation of early math, is the ability to rote count. Rote counting is simply saying the numbers in order, usually starting with one, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. It does not mean counting objects, or counting actions, although it is connected to these skills. …