Picture Perfect Count to 100 Chart
This 24”x 28.5” chart has 10 numerical digits per row, starting with zero. Therefore, each number in the first box of each row is either zero or ends with zero.
In addition, each grouping/row of numbers is printed upon a themed object, according to the months of the school year. The 1’s are on apples, teens are on pumpkins, 20’s are on turkeys, 30’s are on Christmas trees, etc. These visual cues can help the student quickly and easily locate certain numbers. Let’s say a teacher requests a student to count from 50-59. If the student isn’t sure, the teacher can advise the student to look at the numbers on the hearts. (all of the 50’s)
The student can plainly “see” and identify each category of numbers. The first row consists of 0 and single digit numbers, or the lonely 1’s. (remember the BeeGee’s- “One is the Loneliest Number”?)The second row starts with 10, 11 and the rest of the teens (the 10/teens team). The next row starts with 20 and has the rest of the 20’s (student can see they all begin with the numerical digit “2”). The fourth row starts with 30 and has the rest of the 30’s (student can see they all begin with the numerical digit “3”). The fifth row starts with 40 and has the rest of the 40’s.(student can see they all begin with the numerical digit “4”) And so on to 100.
This also helps with reversals. A student can see in the row of 20’s that each begins with “2”, so when asked to point to “twenty three”, the child will point to “23” and not “32”.
Picture Perfect Counting Cards
The same as the chart, but each number/picture is depicted on an individual card. I teach each “number group” one at a time, in order. (For example, we focus on all of the ones- once the ones are mastered, we continue to the teens. It’s a cumulative process, so a new set of numbers are added to those numbers already mastered.) Cards can be put in order on a chalk ledge, a whiteboard ledge, a smartboard ledge, or in a pocket chart.
4 pages of reproducible templates for all pictured chart graphics are included. They are sized for the chart and the cards. Graphics are black&white and are blank.
2013 Margo’s Math and More/Margo Gentile