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Year 1

Counting forward to 20 and back from 20

You can count forwards and backwards from any number between 0 and 20.

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Year 1

Counting forward to 20 and back from 20

You can count forwards and backwards from any number between 0 and 20.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Secure the sequence of numbers to and from 20.
  2. Practice one to one correspondence with actions and objects counting forwards and backwards.
  3. Use understanding of the sequence of numbers to 20 to count on and back from different starting points securely.

Common misconception

Failing to match one count to one action.

Slow the counting and make the action and count very deliberately at the same time so pupils can imitate the modelling.

Keywords

  • One more - The number that comes next in the count is one more than the previous number.

  • Next - The next number is one more than the previous number.

  • One fewer - The number that comes before in the count is one fewer than the previous number.

  • Before - The number before is one fewer than the previous number.

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6 Questions

Q1.
Put the following numbers in ascending order
1 - 4
2 - 5
3 - 6
4 - 7
5 - 8
Q2.
Make these numbers count down to 1.
1 - 5
2 - 4
3 - 3
4 - 2
5 - 1
Q3.
How many helicopters are there?
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Correct answer: 10
9
12
Q4.
How many cakes are in this picture?
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10
Correct answer: 20
15
Q5.
What number is one less than 9?
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10
9
Correct answer: 8
7
Q6.
If we are counting up, how many beads should be on the third string?
An image in a quiz
17
18
19
Correct answer: 20

6 Questions

Q1.
What number should be in this box?
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Correct Answer: 10, ten
Q2.
What number should be in this box?
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Correct Answer: 13, thirteen
Q3.
What number should be in this box?
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Correct Answer: 11, eleven
Q4.
What number should be in this box?
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Correct Answer: 8, eight
Q5.
What number should be in this box?
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10
Correct answer: 11
8
7
Q6.
What number should be in this box?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: 10
9
11

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