# Help with strategies for counting/writing 11-19?

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by Lanie, Jan 21, 2010.

1. ### LanieCohort

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Help! I have always had kiddos who have difficulty counting and writing the numbers 11-19 because they don't sound the same as most of the following numbers. However, this year, I have at least 1/3 of my class that I am not reaching. I need new strategies for counting and writing numbers (in sequence and in isolation) for 11-19. I would love your ideas or even links to printables, file folder games, worksheets, flash cards, etc. Anything you can share would be helpful!

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Thanks Lanie for posting this question.

I would love some ideas too. My class is having a hard time with these numbers this year too. The numbers 12, 13 and 15 are giving them the most trouble. Any ideas?

4. ### cutNglueMagnifico

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Mine are struggling with 11-25 and the reason is because in sign language the numbers for 11-19, 21, 23, and 25 are not the same as they are for the other numbers in logical sequence. 21-25 is actually tougher for my students than 11-19.

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we talk about 11 and 12 not following the rules and that all the other numbers that start with 1 are called "teens" and then it's just practice practice practice

6. ### katrinkakatConnoisseur

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It is a difficult concept for them. I always stress the first part of the number when I say it like FOURteen, FIFteen, SIXteen, as I point to the number. Then they get it. 11 and 12 are confusing, tho! Also, integrate math into your other subjects, stressing those teen numbers whenever you see or hear them!

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I don't know anything about teaching Ks, but from teaching math to older elem and middle school, I would stress that you spend a lot of time ensuring that the kids have the concept that these double digit numbers are 10 + numbers - that the 1 stands for one ten. Demonstrate, demonstrate, demonstrate. One huge gap for older elem students is a fuzzy grasp of place value. You can make a big difference in the early elem years that will help them for years to come.

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Help on Ec4 texes exam

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9. ### cutNglueMagnifico

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I've done this for 2 weeks now. I realize they are only 5. I'm going to have to drop back and reintroduce it later in the year on this concept.

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I know this sounds terrible, but I made tens frames flash cards. We drilled every day, twice a day, that here's 12. One full ten frame, and 2 more is 12. We did that for several months, and everyone could count to all the numbers up to 20, and recognize instantly values up to 20 in a tens frame.

We also played counting games, did art, counted our snack, etc. It really took from November until late April for everyone to get there. But then, I had kids who didn't know anything when they came to school.

11. ### SwOcean GalDevotee

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That is excellent! I think the ten frame is really the solution to best developing early childhood number sense and students comfort level with numbers in general. I think the ten frame is key. Putting these teen numbers into form as ten and some more gives the kids the context necessary to build their number sense.

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I love the Heidi Songs for numbers www.heidisongs.com she has song that each each number for example First a 1 then 2 thats a 12, thats a 12, thats a 12

Each song is sung to a familiar tune and has motions to help the students remember.

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