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Year 1

Counting to and from 20

You can count to 20 and back from 20.

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Year 1

Counting to and from 20

You can count to 20 and back from 20.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. The numbers are always in the same order when we count up to 20.
2. The numbers are always in the same order when we count back from 20.
3. Counting objects means matching one word to one object.
4. The last number you say is the number in the set.

Common misconception

Missing out numbers in the teens especially when counting backwards.

Repeat the count and stress the missing numbers.

Keywords

• Order

• Number

• Forward

• Backward

This lesson can be taught with the slides as teacher notes and you may decide not to show them to pupils. Include commonly missed numbers in as many counting activities as possible. Emphasise those numbers by using a different voice.
Teacher tip

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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
How many circles can you see? Try to answer without counting
3
4
6
Q2.
How many triangles can you see? Try to answer without counting all the shapes.
5
6
7
Q3.
Can you count each set of objects and match them to their numeral?
Correct Answer:■ ■ ■ ■ ■,5

5

3

Correct Answer:◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌,7

7

2

Q4.
Which number comes next when we count "6, 7, ...." ?
7
9
Q5.
Which number is missing from the count? 2,3,4,6,7?
3
4
8
Q6.
Which number is missing when we count backwards from 10? 10, 9, 8, 6?
5
6
8

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
How many beads are there in the second row?
9
12
Q2.
How many beads are there in the first row?
16
5
Q3.
Look at the picture. How many eggs can you count?
8
10
Q4.
Look at the picture. How many eggs can you count?
8