Flower Counting

Flower counting linesThis 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!

This colourful, simple number resources has been designed so that young children can develop continue to develop their understanding of counting and number recognition.

The neat lines of flowers show quantities from zero to ten.

counting display poster - flowersThe flower images have been deliberately placed with a break between the fifth and sixth flower. This is so that number combinations are easy to recognise: 6 can be seen as 5 and 1; while 7 can be seen as 5 and 2... etc.


You can use the resource in a number ways:

Combine the three A4 pages to make a large display
poster showing numbers from zero to 10.

As a maths activity (or for assessment purposes), the resource could be cut into separate horizontal strips. Separated like this, the children can now:

  • sort or count the flowers;
  • match a quantity of counters to a specific line of flowers;

If you remove the numerical labels, the children can put the flower-lines in order, or re-label the flower-lines.

As always, we would love to hear how this works for you.

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Alexsmith's picture

Its amazing, looking at the

Its amazing, looking at the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. I'll bookmark your blog and visit it weekly for your new posts.
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johdu's picture

Alex, Welcome to mathsticks,

Alex, Welcome to mathsticks, and many thanks for your kind comments.

We take pride at mathsticks in offering far more than a bunch of resources... the additional information and suggestions we include are - I think - a very important addition.

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts.


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jolinsley's picture

 Great, simple idea but very

 Great, simple idea but very effective. Thanks !  
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badger13's picture

 This looks great, and the

 This looks great, and the break after 5 is a good idea.
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 this is great - will fit

 this is great - will fit with next term's growing topic, but I know which I prefer, definitely the flowers!
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emmietaylor's picture

Fantastic. Thank you. This

Fantastic. Thank you. This will be a great resource for my kids that struggle with number recognition! Great.
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rhoneyman's picture

 Terrific, the spiders were

 Terrific, the spiders were great, but I thought perhaps they may scare the Year One girl that needs counting practice! Thanks for producing a more girl friendly edition!
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