• Megamaths

Counting

Updated: May 27, 2018

Have a look at our great new tips about counting and never see counting in the same light. It really helps to break down what is happening when a child struggles with counting and ways to overcome this. It can be found here.


When a child learns to count there are various stages that they go through:

string level

unbreakable list

breakable chain

numerable chain

bideirectional chain

Only when they have mastered all of these are they really competent at counting.


Using a ty/teen number square (below) is a really useful tool when a child has a problem with ty and teen numbers.


An subitizing and using ten frames is another really useful method to support them.


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