# 2. Counting

**Numbers up to 20**

When we teach about the numbers to 20 our goals are to have your child:

- count forwards from 0 to 20
- count backwards from 20 to 0
- print numbers 0 to 20 (see example of correct number formations):

https://www.lwtears.com/files/Number%20Formation%20Chart.pdf - recognize arrangements of 1-10: (dominoes, dice, ten frames)
- show numbers up to 20 using objects
- build a set with “more”, “less”, or “as many as” a given set
- compare sets using “more”, “less”, and “as many as”
- split a number into 2 parts a variety of ways

## Numbers to 100

In teaching numbers to 100 our goals are to have your child:

- count forward by 1’s from 0 to 100
- count by 5’s and 10’s from 0 to 100
- count by 2’s from 0 to 20
- count forward and backwards by 1 starting at any given number (23, 24, 25, 26) or (76, 75, 74, 73)
- identify numbers to 100
- print numbers 0 to 100 correctly
- count sets of objects by making groups of 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and counting on if there are extras