Count objects within 20 and match the total to its written number on this 2-page cut-and-paste worksheet.
Use this worksheet as an independent practice to support your counting lesson.
Students will cut out the numbers found on the second page. Then they’ll count the total objects in each box and paste the correct number where it belongs.
By completing this activity, students show they can use one-to-one correspondence when counting a set of objects to 20. They will also demonstrate that the last number counted is the total number in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.
An answer key is included in your download for easy grading.
We Count and Match Worksheet: Scaffolding and Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this cut-and-paste counting worksheet as a:
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can draw their own sets of objects within 20 and label them. They can also practice ordering numbers from greatest to least or least to greatest.
Students who need extra support may need to use manipulatives to represent the pictures as concrete objects. Students might also find that grouping objects in fives and tens help them keep track of the objects.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Cut out the numbers and use velcro strips to attach the numbers to their place on the worksheet. Or have students practice writing numbers instead using a dry-erase marker.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
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