Lesson 6: Counting Back


We will be using the same resources as last lesson, so there should be no preparation today

Watch this song about counting on so you can see how you can use the skill at home. Everything we need to know is at the beginning of the song (the parts about cookies and doughnuts), you are more than welcome to stop the song after that.

Here is a song by Jack Hartmann. Here you can practice counting on using numbers larger than 10.

Click on one or more of the following activities to practice what you have just learned. You do not have to complete all of them, just choose an activity or two that appeals to you!

Count On: Race to 10, 15 & 20 - I See Maths
  • A little game to practice counting on mentally by 1 or 2
  • Read the instructions on the game board to follow
  • Numbers squares are coloured into frames of five aimed to assist number associations and recognition
  • Practice counting back by racing back from 20, 15, and 10 to the start
Counting On & Counting Back - Math Salamanders
  • Select any worksheet counting on that practices the skill of counting back
Number Flash Cards
  • This is a repeat of an activity from a previous lesson, so you may already have these materials prepared
  • Pick any set with numerals (1,2,3 etc), and print up to the number 20
  • Pictures and spots are okay, we’re looking for numeral recognition here
  • Alternatively, make your own flash cards by writing numerals on cards
  • Use the flashcards to pick out a random number, and practice counting on and back from there
  • Try doing this verbally, and by finding the correct cards to order visually
  • Start with the lower numbers first, then build up to the higher numbers