teaching resource

# Counting On – Instructional Slide Deck

• Updated:  08 Jun 2023

Introduce the early addition concept of “counting on” to your students with this set of teaching slides.

• Pages:  1 Page

Tag #TeachStarter on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

teaching resource

# Counting On – Instructional Slide Deck

• Updated:  08 Jun 2023

Introduce the early addition concept of “counting on” to your students with this set of teaching slides.

• Pages:  1 Page

Introduce the early addition concept of “counting on” to your students with this set of teaching slides.

Counting on is a strategy for solving simple addition problems in which students start at the larger number and count on from there to find the sum. For example, to find the sum of 3 and 4, one might start at three and count on, saying “4, 5, 6.”

This early strategy is the beginning of a student’s journey into more complex additive strategies.

This presentation has three sections:

• Using a Number Line to Count On
• Using Your Fingers to Count On

Through this activity, students will learn multiple ways to practice the addition strategy of counting on.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

### 🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by giving them concrete materials to count with as you progress through the presentation.

### ➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Extend students by encouraging them to give examples of when they believe it is best to use the counting-on strategy.