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Counting

This very basic skill is the foundation for much of mathematics. These problems help children practice rote counting, skipcounting, and onetoone correspondence.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 1: Number Sense: Counting
NCTM Standards:
Number and Operations Standard for Grades PreK3
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Ants on a Bun


Grade K. Find out how many ants were at a picnic.
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Apple Celebration


Grade 1. Figure out the growth pattern of a tree to predict its future height.
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At the Bake Sale


Grade 1. What can you can buy at the bake sale with the money you have?
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At the Grocery Store


Grade 1. Find combinations of fruit Katie could buy so that she has the same
amount of fruit as Jackson.
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A Walk to the Park


Grade K. Find the total number of blocks Tom walked.
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Baby Birds


Grade K. Find out how many baby birds are left in the nest.
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Balloon Fun


Grade K. Find out the number of balloons two friends have in all.
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Battastic!


Grade 1. Figure out the combined wingspans of some friends in bat costumes.
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Ben's Ice Cream Cone


Grade 1. Find the different types of ice cream treats Ben can get.
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Book Club


Grade K. Figure out how many more books Ben has to read.
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Building a Tower

Grade K. How many blocks has Ming put on Ali's tower?
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Bus Stop


Grade K. Figure out what time Sally leaves for the bus.
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Cleanup Time


Grade 1. Figure out how many pencils are left on the floor after some have
been picked up.
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Clowning Around


Grade 1. Use repeated addition to find out how many balls the clowns are
juggling.
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Color Competition


Grade K. Use a chart to determine the results of a color popularity contest.
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Colorful Candies


Grade K. Find out how many blue candies Sam has.
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Counting Cars


Grade K. Show how Maya can use tallies to count the number of cars that drove
down her street.
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Counting Comics


Grade 1. How many comic books does Sondra have?
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Counting Gumballs


Grade K. Figure out how many extra gumballs Steve has.
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Count Them Up


Grade 1. Write a number sentence to explain how many pennies Darryl has.
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Decorating Cookies


Grade 1. Find out what type of sprinkles Roger will put on the cookies he is
baking.
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Donut Sale


Grade 1. Figure out how much Geneva has to spend for 8 donuts.
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Drumsticks


Grade 1. Figure out how many drumsticks the band needs.
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Field Day


Grade 1. Use addition to find out how much time Sofia spent running races.
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Flower Fun


Grade 1. Figure out how many pink tulips Michelle will give to her
grandmother.
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Getting Allowance


Grade 1. Find ways to make 50 cents using different coins.
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Going Shopping


Grade K. Which coins should you use to buy a pencil?
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Goldfish Galore


Grade 1. Divide 20 goldfish evenly between two friends.
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Growing Up


Grade K. Figure out how much more I have to grow to be as tall as my dad.
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Gum for Everyone!


Grade 1. Can 10 (and then 11) pieces of gum be shared equally among three
people?
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Gym Line

Grade K. Identify a pattern and use it to figure out who's next in line.
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Hannah's Cookies


Grade K. Determine how many cookies Jacob has, based on the number of cookies
Hannah has.
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Happy Birthday!


Grade 1. Use clues to figure out Aaliya's birth date.
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Helping Hands


Grade 1. Use fractions to divide some brownies between three classmates.
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How Big is 100 Pennies?


Grade K. Estimate whether 100 pennies can fit on a piece of paper.
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How Big Is Your Foot?


Grade K. Figure out how long your foot is and how long "twice as long" would
be.
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How Many Berries Did I Eat?


Grade 1. Reason about whether I ate more blueberries or raspberries.
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How Many Pinecones?


Grade K. Use the information given to figure out how many pinecones Midori
has.
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How Tall Is Your Tower?


Grade 1. Identify the pattern and use it to answer some questions about a row
of block towers.
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I Can Skip Count


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Ice Cream Party


Grade K. Figure out the number friends that cannot come to a birthday party.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches


Grade K. Find out how many cookies Ariana needs to make enough treats for
her friends.
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I See a Pattern


Grade K. What is the next number in the sequence?
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Jordan's Jobs


Grade 1. Figure out if Jordan has enough money to buy a scooter.
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Letter to Grandma


Grade 1. Use fractions to figure out the number of folds in a piece of paper.
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Lunch Line


Grade K. Follow a basic alternating pattern to find a given student in line.
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Magic More Machine


Grade K. Figure out what the Magic More Machine does when you put fruits and
veggies into it.
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Magic Rabbits


Grade K. Figure out how many rabbits will appear from the magician's hat.
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Making Cookies


Grade K. Help the baker count how many cookies broke in half.
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Making Sandwiches


Grade 1. Help Ricardo and Gloria divide their task as fairly as possible.
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Model Car Collection


Grade 1. Help Jackson to arrange his model cars on a shelf.
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Money Matters


Grade K. Figure out which items you can buy with 11 cents.
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New Pencils


Grade K. Figure out how many pencils Paul had before he bought new ones.
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Number Fun


Grade 1. Use clues to help Dominic solve a number riddle.
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Pattern Block Designs


Grade 1. Follow the instructions to build a pattern block design and explain
your choices.
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Pick 'em Up!


Grade K. Figure out how many more beads are left on the floor after Sharon
picks some of them up.
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Picking Flowers


Grade K. Find combinations of flowers that sum to 6.
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Play Ball!


Grade 1. Figure out how to make kickball teams equal.
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Play Date


Grade 1. Figure out how far Jayleen walked.
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Playground Fun


Grade K. Figure out how many children are on the monkey bars.
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Playing Cards


Grade K. Figure out how many cards are being held through number clues.
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Playing with Patterns


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Pocket Change


Grade K. Figure out which coins three friends have in their pockets.
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Pretzel Riddle


Grade K. Determine the number of pretzels in a lunchbox.
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Prize Box


Grade K. Find out how many tickets Manuela needs in order to choose something
from the prize box.
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Puppies for Sale


Grade 1. Determine how many puppies are in the crates.
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Saul's Cupcakes


Grade K. Figure out how many cupcakes Saul will put on the fifth plate.
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ShipShape


Grade K. Order the shapes from least sides to most sides.
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Snack Time!


Grade 1. Figure out how many graham crackers are needed to feed three friends.
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Snow Day!


Grade 1. Figure out how many mittens the Lee children need.
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Summer Days


Grade 1. Use your knowledge of time and money to answer some questions about
a lemonade stand.
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Superhero

Grade 1. Help the superhero figure out how many laps he's done.
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Thanksgiving Day


Grade K. Use a calendar to count how many more days there are until
Thanksgiving.
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The Morning Bus


Grade 1. Find out if Beth will make it to the school bus on time.
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The Pond


Grade 1. Solve a multistep problem to figure out how many geese are left in
the pond.
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The Snake's Next Meal


Grade K. Use your understanding of the calendar to figure out when the snake
will eat again.
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The Yard Sale


Grade K. Which two things can you buy at a yard sale with 9 pennies?
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Try It Out


Grade K. Show the number 10 in different ways.
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Warming Up!


Grade 1. Divide marshmallows equally between Suresh and his sister.
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Who Has More Apples?


Grade 1. Figure out how many more apples Alexa has than Tom.
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Yoli's Lollipops


Grade K. Try to guess which color lollipop Yoli will get.
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Yummy Gummy Bears


Grade 1. Figure out how many treats each of three friends can have on their
way home from school.
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