Cool Math for Kids – Counting to 120 Quick Trick


Teaching cool math for kids is a great way to get them hooked! Here is a trick that will make your first graders want to practice counting to 120 (or 100) over and over again.

They will want to master quickly finding the numbers in order and play this trick on someone else.

Cool Math for Kids - Counting to 120 Quick Trick - Teach Junkie

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Part of the Common Core standards for first grade includes working with numbers to 120. This is a way to teach kids to quickly put their numbers in order by making it into a “trick.”

Perfect for first graders, they will want to get really good at this trick before trying it out with others and therefore practice a lot. They will learn how to visually discriminate the numbers in order by following the page split up into quarters and in a circle fashion.

It’s a trick you’ll first play on them and then they’ll be hooked.

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.