Counter and Producer (10+)

Counts and counts out objects accurately beyond 10 (usually to 30 or more). Has an explicit understanding of cardinality (how numbers tell how many). Keeps track of objects that have and have not been counted, even in different arrangements. Writes or draws to represent 1 to 10 (then 20, then 30).

Gives the very next number (usually to 20s or 30s) , especially if allowed to generate a "running start."  Separates the decade and the ones part of a number word and begins to relate each part of a number word/numeral to the quantity to which it refers.

Recognizes errors in others' counting and can eliminate most errors in own counting (point-object) if asked to try hard.





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Other Examples:

  • A child counts a scattered group of 19 chips, keeping track by moving each one as the next is counted.

Help your student become a(n) Counter and Producer (10+)

These activities not only ask children to count sets and produce sets of larger numbers, they also teach strategies for keeping track of which items have been counted (i.e., keep 1-to-1 correspondence) in unorganized collections. Children learn to move the objects (if possible) or use spatial skills and planning (e.g., I'll move from the top to the bottom and left to right).

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.