Counting with Teens and Tens

Explore teens, tens, linear counting and skip counting.

Teens Beads and Boards

This group of activities helps children explore numbers 11-99. They introduce the concept of teens (ten and some more) and tens (with the suffix -ty meaning more than one ten). As with the other math lessons, we first introduce the child to the quantity alone, and then the numeric symbol alone. We then give the child lots of activities to help them put the quantities and symbols together to help strengthen the association. The children are given lots of opportunities for counting with teens and tens as they practice linear counting (1,2,3) and skip counting (5, 10, 15) using the bead chains.

At Home Math Activities for Exploring Teens and Tens:

Introduction to the Bead Stair Matching Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Cut out each of the beads from the Bead Stair. Cut out the cards. Match the Bead to the correct number card. Use the control chart to check your work.

Bead Stair Matching Activity.pdf
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Introduction to the Bead Stair Coloring Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Color each bead bar according to the colors of the Montessori beads.

Bead Stair Coloring Activity.pdf
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Teen Beads Coloring Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Color each of the Teens according to the colors of the Montessori beads. Use the Control Chart to check your work.

Teens Beads Coloring Activity.pdf
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Teens Cards  Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut out the cards. Use one ten card and one unit number card (1-9) to create the teens 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.

Teens Cards.pdf
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Teens Beads and Cards Matching Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Cut out each of the beads from the Bead Stair. Cut out the cards. Match the Bead to the correct number card. Use the control chart to check your work.

Teens Bead and Cards.pdf
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How Many Do You See?  ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Color the objects and count the number of items in each row. Write the number in the square.

How Many Shapes Do You See V2.pdf
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Tens Boards Photo

Tens Beads and Cards Activity 1  ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut out the tens beads. Print and cut out the tens cards. Match the Beads with the correct number card.

Tens Beads and Cards Activity 1.pdf
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Tens Beads and Cards Activity 2  ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Count the beads and match them with the correct number card.

Tens Beads and Cards Activity 2.pdf
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Tens Beads and Cards Activity 3: Making numbers 11-99  ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut out the beads. Print and cut out the cards. Create a number with the beads and then create the corresponding symbol with the cards.

Tens Beads and Cards Activity 3-updated.pdf
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At Home Math Activities for Linear and Skip Counting:

Chains

Linear Counting: 102 Chain With Printed Tickets ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut out the tickets. Place the tickets next to the appropriate bead bar. Cut out the ten square. Place it over the last bead bar of the chain.

Ten Squared Chain.pdf
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Skip Counting: Squared Chains With Printed Tickets ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut out the tickets for each chain (12 – 92). Count each chain. Place the ticket under the appropriate bead.

Skip Counting with Printed Tickets 1-9.pdf
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Skip Counting Writing Activity  ages 5 and up

Directions: Count each squared (12 – 102) chain. Record the number at the end of each bead bar to create the ticket.

Skip Counting Writing Activity.pdf
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Skip Counting Writing and Coloring Activity ages 5 and up

Directions: Color each squared (12 – 102) chain according to the colors of the bead cabinet. Count each chain. Record the number at the end of each bead bar to create the ticket.

Skip Counting Writing and Coloring Activity.pdf
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Skip Counting: Squared and Cubed Chains ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut out the tickets and squares for each chain pair (for example: 22 and 23). Count each chain. Place the ticket under the appropriate bead.

Skip Counting-2 chains.pdf
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Skip Counting-3 Chains.pdf
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Skip Counting-4 chains.pdf
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Skip Counting-5 Chains.pdf
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Skip Counting-6 chains.pdf
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Fill in the Missing Number ages 5 and up

Directions: Read the numbers on the chart. Fill in the numbers that are missing as you count from 1-100.

Fill In the Missing Numbers.pdf
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Counting from 1-100 ages 5 and up

Directions: Write the numbers 1 to 100 in your best handwriting. If desired, continue writing 101-and beyond!

Numbers.pdf
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Fill in the Missing Number ages 5 and up

Directions: Read the numbers on the chart. Fill in the numbers that are missing as you count by 2s, 3s, or #1-9.

Fill In the Missing Numbers-2.pdf
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Fill In the Missing Numbers-3.pdf
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Fill In the Missing Numbers-Challenge.pdf
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Writing ages 5 and up

Directions: Write the numbers by 2s, 3s, 4s, or any skip counting variation of your choice.

Numbers.pdf
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