# Counting to 120 Starting at Any Number - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Counting

In the lesson "Counting to 120 Starting at Any Number," first-grade students embark on an engaging journey to master the fundamental skill of counting, a cornerstone of mathematical understanding. Through activities such as "Counting Ships to 120 Worksheet" and "Ben Franklin’s Inventions – Count to 120 Worksheet," students will not only practice counting from 1 to 120 but also develop the ability to start counting from any number within this range. This skill is crucial for building a strong foundation in operations within 100, as it enhances students' number sense, reinforces their understanding of the number sequence, and prepares them for more complex mathematical concepts.

By learning to count starting at any number, students will improve their flexibility with numbers and gain confidence in their ability to navigate within the numerical world. This proficiency is vital for their future success in mathematics, as it underpins operations such as addition, subtraction, and understanding place value. Furthermore, the integration of historical figures like Ben Franklin into counting activities not only makes learning more engaging but also provides a context for the importance of numbers in understanding the world around us.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Counting
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
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1st
4:00 min
Counting to 120 Starting at Any Number
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2nd
3:00 min
Counting Ships to 120 Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Ben Franklin’s Inventions – Count to 120 Worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Counting Ships to 120 Worksheet

Who is George Washington? Does your child know who he is and what he did to be a famous person? Teach them a bit of their country’s history by telling them more about George Washington. If your child can already count their numbers really well, this should be an easy task for them. Help George Washington count the ships. Then, help them check the missing numbers to count from 107 to 120.

• ### Activity 3 / Ben Franklin’s Inventions – Count to 120 Worksheet

Benjamin Franklin is an important figure in the history of the United States. He invented some of the important objects that we use now in our day-to-day lives. If your child is interested in the history of objects and how they were invented, they would be excited about this worksheet. If they also already know about some of the objects Benjamin Franklin invented, this would be an easy task for them. Ask them to help Mr Franklin count out some of his inventions. Then, ask them to check the correct answers in this simple worksheet.