# Kindergarten Counting and Comparing Worksheets

### Kindergarten Counting - Introduction

Students begin their math learning path by learning to count. In Kindergarten, students count to 100 and write the numbers 1-20. Students will use their counting skills to begin to add and subtract. Students also begin identifying shapes, their attributes, and their position in relation to each other.

When kindergarten students (or children of any age) first learn to count, they learn to associate numbers with objects. The more you involve students with counting real objects, the more quickly they will learn this skill. Start with objects students can touch—forks on the table, pennies, letters received in the mail. Then move on to small sets of objects students can see, but cannot touch—windows in a house, birds sitting in the yard or on an electrical wire, red cars in a parking lot. These objects should not be moving. It is a challenge for students to keep track of what they have counted, especially when they can’t touch the objects. Since keeping track is a skill they are also developing, at first the objects should be arranged in rows. Later objects can be arranged in a circle. This is challenging at first because students have to remember where they started. Once that is mastered, objects can be in an more scattered arrangement.

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