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# Running Out of Counting Activities?

To help students master common core standards in K-2 such as:

•     K.CC.1. Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
• K.CC.2. Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
• K.CC.3. Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
• 1.NBT.1. Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
• 2.NBT.2. Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

I developed a set of number charts with missing numbers and number chart puzzles to help students see patterns, become more proficient with number recognition, and become more proficient at counting.  Pictured below is a picture I snapped of a kindergarten student putting together the 1-80 chart.  Our school district decided to increase the numbers that students learn in kindergarten each quarter instead of working towards 100 the 1st quarter.  This quarter our pacing guide says students should learn to count to 75, so students are completing a 1-80 puzzle.  When using these puzzles with small children it is necessary to model this otherwise students will cut out each number.  If you would like to sample the number charts and puzzles, there are a few pages for FREE on TPT–just download the preview.