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### Overview

In this activity, the teacher will introduce the game "Start-n-Stop" to help students count forward from any given number within a known sequence.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

## UP:MA19.K.2

• Count

### Knowledge

Students know:
• how to rote count from 0 to 100 starting with any given number.

### Skills

Students are able to:
• orally count.

### Understanding

Students understand that:
• Counting from 0 to 100 is a sequence and you can begin with any number.

### Phase

Before/Engage
Learning Objectives

### Learning Objectives

Students will orally count beginning with any given number within a known sequence other than the number 1.

### Activity Details

1. The teacher will place numbers 2-10 in a small bag labeled the Start bag.
2. The teacher will place numbers 10-100 (or the highest number you have introduced) in a small bag labeled the Stop bag.
3. The leader of the class, will close their eyes and pick a number from the Start bag to begin counting.
4. The caboose from the class, will close their eyes and pick a number from the Stop bag.
5. The students in the class will sit in a large circle and the leader starts orally counting with the number chosen from the Start bag.
6. Students will orally count around the circle until the number is reached that was pulled out of the Stop bag.
7. This game can be played multiple times changing up the start and stop number.
Assessment Strategies

### Assessment Strategies

The teacher will listen to student responses while students are counting around the circle, making note of the students that are struggling to count consecutively within the known sequence.

### Variation Tips

Once your students have mastered the lower numbers, you can place numbers all the way to 100 in the Stop bag.

Once students have mastered counting by ones, you can play this game counting by fives or tens.

### Background / Preparation

Make a copy of the number cards from the teacher pay teacher link to cut and laminate for use in the bags.