Chasing Cheerios

Monday, June 13, 2011

Counting by 10's

O(4) LOVES to count by 10's! She learned a counting by 10's song in school that she sings all the time. So, when I saw these orange counters in Montessori at Home by John Bowman, I knew that O would enjoy the activity.

I gave her ten 10 golden bead bars and showed her how to place the counters after each one. She immediately understood and got to work. She liked the activity, but she was a little disappointed that it was so easy. She had asked for a really hard math lesson, and this wasn't challenging enough for my math girl! I'm going to show her how to count by 5's with the beads soon, so hopefully that will offer a little more of a challenge for her.


  1. I'm curious about the counting by 10 song. What is the name of it?

  2. if you are looking for labels for 5's ...try think i got mine there