Early Counting and Grouping – Kindergarten / Prep / Reception Only! Count forwards by ones, to at least 10, then 20, then 100. Count backwards by ones, from at least 10, then 20, then 100. Every time children count forwards, they should immediately count backwards to ensure they have equal competence in both the forward and backward number sequence. Ask them if they think they said the same numbers - some don't think so! INVESTIGATIONS, REFLECTION AND PROBLEM SOLVING INVESTIGATION Count forwards from 1. Count backwards from 10. Count forwards from other numbers. Count backwards from other numbers. Sit with a friend. Take turns to say a number and the friend counts backwards from the number. Take turns to say a number and the friend counts forwards from the number. Take turns to say the numbers as you count forwards. Take turns to say the numbers as you count backwards Reflection: How can we count forwards and backwards? Problem Solving Rosie was counting forwards from 3. What numbers will she say? Problem Solving Rosie was counting backwards from 6. What numbers will she say?