# Counting

## Egg Counting

This is another Counting Display like Flower Counting, Car Counting and Spider Counting, this number-line resources has been designed to help&nbs Read more »

A 'FlapJack' is a counting puzzle designed to help young children recognise different ways of achieving a total.

I'm not sure where the original name came from, but it is a distant memory that it was based on counting currants in real flap jack biscuits. We featured a version of this in our Christmas eBook for 2011. Here we have an updated version for summer! Read more »

## Spotty Trucks

Here's a number line, counting, sorting, matching maths resource with a strong transport-vehicles-trucks theme.

The 4 page pdf download includes a series of truck images (10 trucks per A4 page). The image quality is high enough so that the pages could be enlarged if necessary. The trucks feature the following: Read more »

## Car Counting

This is another Counting Display similiar to Flower Counting and Spider Counting, this simple number resources has been designed so that young children can develop their understanding of counting and number recognition. Read more »

## Pumpkin Counting

This all started a year ago with our Spider Counting resource. We had a couple of requests for something more pleasant so we added Flower Counting. Now, we've been asked to do something on a more specific Halloween theme. Hence, we went for pumpkin Counting. Read more »

## Flower Counting

This resource is in response to a member's request. They liked our Spider Counting resource but wanted something a little more 'girl friendly'. We thought of flowers - sorry, you see we can be predictable when we try! Read more »

## Mental Mondays #11

With this week’s mental and oral starter idea we are thinking about counting on (and counting back) and place value.

Like most of our other suggestions this can very easily be adapted to suit the needs of your children, which means it could be used with Early Years right up to Key Stage 3. We have also found that it adds a renewed level of interest and enthusiasm to ‘counting on’. Read more »

## Spider Counting

Spiders aren't just for Hallowe'en.

This clean, simple number resources is designed to enable young children to develop their understanding of counting and number recognition.

The lines of spider images show quantities from zero to ten, matched to numerical labels. Read more »

## Balloon Number Cards

This is a two page download featuring a mini-poster and a set of 10 number cards.

The mini-poster features 10 numbered balloons and could be used as part of a display or as a table-top mat for specific children. This makes an ideal "show me..." type maths activity. Children could also place a matching number of counters or beads at the end of each balloon's string.  Read more »

## Desktop Number Lines - V2

This is an alternative version of our original Desktop Number Line. The download includes two 1-10, and one 1-20 number lines, each less than 30cm long; ideal for cutting out and laminating for use on a desk.

As before, each number line features mathstick characters; with the first version here, however, coloured blocks are used to reinforce the pattern of odd and even numbers. Read more »

## Rocket Digit Cards

After we had put together the Rocket Bond game we decided to reuse the main graphic to make these simple digit cards.

There are 26 A6 cards here showing the numbers 0 to 25. Four cards to an A4 page.

Print and cut out, laminate and use in whatever sorting, ordering, counting, activities you desire. Read more »

## Easter Egg Fractions

This maths resource is an adaptation of our Flip Flop number bonds and can be used in exactly the same way (see the original description for details). However, the images on this resource have been chosen to permit it to be used to demonstrate fractions of a set. Read more »

## Number Track Plus

This is an extension of our earlier 'Number Track' activity designed to help children practice recognising and ordering higher numbers.

Again, the children need a copy of the attached* Number Track board and the 20 to 49 digit cards (also on the downloadable file). Read more »

## Number Track

This is a straightforward 'Number Track' activity designed to help children practice recognising and ordering the numbers from 1 to 20.

Give the children a copy of the downloadable* Number Track board and a set of 1 to 20 digit cards (also on the downloadable file). Read more »

## Counting

Mathematical Story Books that Involve Early Counting and Counting Rhymes

We are in the process of updating and moving our Book Reviews to our Blog - Mathsticks/Extra

## Buttonalio - a simple counting program with big ideas.

You are presented with a series of 'Games screens':

• Each screen displays a number of buttons.
• Each button has a label.
• You click the buttons in the correct order to make them disappear.
• As each button goes it reveals more of a hidden picture.

It's a 'game' - it's an educational activity - it's also quite fun to 'program' too. Read more »

## Counting Posters

This a set of Counting Posters for the numbers 1 to 10 for classroom display. Unlike most similar counting resources however, these are designed to clearly demonstrate the changing magnitude of the numbers. Read more »

## Flip Flops Again

Following a couple of requests I have repackaged the original maths starter activity (the original Flip Flop design) in two ways:

- a larger, A3 format, so you can use the counting activities with larger groups of children.

- a set of mini Flip Flops, each counting grid is 8.5cm square. Read more »

## Dotty Number Cards

Children who are just getting to grips with counting can still play counting games using 'dotty' numbers instead of digits.

This mathematical resource is a set of 0-9 counting cards featuring faces to represent the number.This is similar to Simple Arrays, but that resource was related to multiplication rather than counting. Read more »

## Desktop Number Lines

The title says it all. Two 1-10, and one 1-20 number lines, each less than 30cm long; ideal for cutting out and laminating for use on a desk.

Each number line features alternating mathstick characters to reinforce the pattern of odd and even numbers. Read more »

## Flip-Flop

A Flip-Flop is an easy-to-make, versatile, visual resource for use in mental/oral work.

Download it, cut it up and assemble it using clear sticky-back plastic to give you a versatile counting resource. Perfect for practising counting skills, or developing confidence with number bonds to 10. Read more »

## mathsticks Counting Signs

mathsticks Counting Signs use simple gestures to take finger counting to a whole new level.

Let your children use the system that has (literally) countless applications. Read more »