# Use Mental Strategies -Counting - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Make it Easy Strategies

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Make it Easy Strategies
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 100
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
4:00 min
School of Magic: Addition and Subtraction
video
2nd
3:00 min
Counting Backwards: Treasure Hunt Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Count by 2's: Trains Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Count in the School of Magic Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Counting Backwards: Treasure Hunt Worksheet

It's important when building math foundations to 'see' number lines in their heads, so this fun and inviting treasure hunt PDF worksheet will help give young math students the opportunity to see what it looks like when we 'count back.' It's a colorful and inviting sheet, and they'll also work on fine motor skills as they trace their way backward from 20 to 10 and help the pirate find his treasure!

• ### Activity 3 / Count by 2's: Trains Worksheet

When we are teaching our kids to do quick computations, it's important that they learn how to count up and backward efficiently. Skip-counting, or counting by 2s can help, and your little mathematician will love filling in the missing numbers for each train simply as they count by 2s. The colors are engaging, and your children will gain practice 'counting up' out loud, on paper and in their heads—vital for quick and efficient computations later.

• ### Activity 4 / Count in the School of Magic Worksheet

Your little mathematicians will be able to join the school of magic as they read the basic addition and subtraction equations and then count back or forward to find the correct answer and complete the counting sentences. This worksheet will have them clamoring for more, as the pictures are fun and interesting and the math sentences set them up for success with numbers less than 20 for easy accuracy.

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