A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively
engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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Phase:

Before/Engage

Activity:

The teacher will place numbers 2-10 in a small bag labeled the Start bag.

The teacher will place numbers 10-100 (or the highest number you have introduced) in a small bag labeled the Stop bag.

The leader of the class, will close their eyes and pick a number from the Start bag to begin counting.

The caboose from the class, will close their eyes and pick a number from the Stop bag.

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.

Students will orally count around the circle until the number is reached that was pulled out of the Stop bag.

This game can be played multiple times changing up the start and stop number.

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.

Advanced Preparation:

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

Variation Tips (optional):

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.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

2. Count to 100 by ones beginning with any given number between 0 and 99.