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Counting Quest

Try this exercise to master counting up to 100 items with precision and confidence

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This is level 1: count reliably up to 20 items. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 answers correct and you do this activity online.

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This is Counting Quest level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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Level 1 - Count reliably up to 20 items

Level 2 - Count reliably up to 40 items

Level 3 - Count reliably up to 60 items

Level 4 - Count reliably up to 80 items

Level 5 - Count reliably up to 100 items

More Arithmetic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

The Functional Skills Curriculum page links to many other activities of a similar nature.

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Help

Counting up to 100 items can be challenging when they are randomly placed. To make this task easier, you can mark off the items as you count simply by clicking them. This helps with questions one to nine:

Example

Can you count the number of eights in this list? Click each one as you count it and check you have the same total as the one given below.

6 8 6 8 6 7 7 6 7 7 6 8 6 7 6 6 8 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 8 7 6 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 6 7 7 7 8 6 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 6 8 8 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 8 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 6 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 7 8 6 7 8 6 6 7 8 8 8 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 8 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 7 6 8 7 6 6 6 6 8 8 6 8 6 7 6 7 6 7 7 8 8 6 7 6 7 8 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 6 8 7 6 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 6 8 8 8 6 7 8 8 7 8 7 8 7 6 8 6 8 7 8 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 7 6 7 8 8 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 6 8 8 7 7 8 6 7 6 8 6 8 7 6 8 7 7 6 7 6 8 6 7 6 8 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 8 6 6 7 6 8 8 6 6 7

Total number of eights is 77

Alternative Method:

For website where a line does not appear through the item that you have counted (or for question 10):

For Windows Users:

  1. Open the Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch (available in Windows 10 and later).
  2. Take a screenshot of the box with the items.
  3. Use the pen or highlighter tool to mark off the items as you count them.

For Mac Users:

  1. Use the built-in screenshot tool by pressing Shift + Command + 4.
  2. Drag to select the area of the box with the items and release to take the screenshot.
  3. Open the screenshot and use the built-in Markup tools to draw over the items as you count them.

For iPad Users:

  1. Press the Top button and the Volume Up button simultaneously to take a screenshot.
  2. Tap on the thumbnail that appears in the lower-left corner to open the screenshot immediately.
  3. Use the Markup tools that appear at the bottom of the screen to draw over the items as you count them.

This method helps you keep track of what you've already counted, making it easier to ensure you count every item accurately.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

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