Counting By Tens

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  1. Evergreen

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    Apr 24, 2016

    What is your favorite way to introduce counting by tens?

    My K students have begun counting by tens in their daily counting jar and I have some songs, games, and activities to use.

    I just wanted to check in with other teachers on their favorite ways to start skip counting by tens with their students. Thanks!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Fingers and toes?
     
  4. teacherpippi

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    I trace kids' hands on a piece of paper (two hands to the paper). Then we count the fingers and label with a big 10, 20, 30, etc. I put them horizontally next to each other. Then kids can go up and high-5 (high-10 ;)) the papers and say the 10 numbers as they go along until they get to 100.

    We do the same for 5's and cut the kids' papers in half so it's just one hand per sheet, but they like going along and high-5ing everything.
     
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    I started counting by tens with my preschoolers (3 - 5 years old) with a song and also pointed out these numbers on a number line that only showed 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
    The song literally only says these numbers and nothing else. I pointed to the numbers as I sang the numbers.
    I didn't do or use anything else.
    They can all count by tens to 100 without singing it now.

    (PS. I couldn't find the song, but it's just the numbers "10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100" to the tune of "little bunny foo foo hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head" (just that line))
     
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  6. Evergreen

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    Apr 26, 2016

    Thanks, these are great suggestions! :)
     

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