Counter (10)


Counts arrangements of objects to 10 with understanding of the cardinal principle. May be able to read and write numerals to represent 1–10. May be able to tell the number just after or just before another number, but only by counting up from 1. Verbal counting to 20 is developing. 

Practice-based Research: The trajectory levels Counter (10) and Producer (Small Numbers) are close and children may develop Producer (Small Numbers) at the same time or even after Counter (10).

Use any opportunity, especially Mr. Mixup activities, to discussvthe emotional aspect of making mistakes. Ask children, for example, “How do you think Mr. Mixup feels when he makes a mistake? How could we help him? We could tell him, ‘It is okay, everybody makes mistakes, and you can learn from them.’



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Other Examples:

  • A child accurately counts a line of 9 blocks and says there are nine.
  • When asked “What comes after 4?”, a child responds "1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 5!"

Help your student become a(n) Counter (10)

These activities not only ask children to count sets for larger numbers, up to 10. These numbers go beyond the "intuitive" numbers of 1 to 5, so they are introduced slowly and carefully as children learn.

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.