# “How Many” Worksheet For Kids

One of the core concepts of mathematics is counting. It is a  number sense skill that is typically taught to kindergarteners and forms the foundational skill for basic mathematical operations such as addition and subtraction. While counting is a concept familiar to all, understanding its nuances is crucial in teaching it to children. Knowing how to count is about memorisation. Therefore, counting is not merely about learning the numbers, but also about associating each number to its specific quantity value. Understanding the meaning of numbers becomes as essential as learning the numbers themselves. Incorporating the meaning with the number helps the child answer questions of  “How Many?” and understand cardinality, which further helps to perform mathematical equations.

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### Counting Worksheets: Reading Eggs with Ratna Sagar

To be able to thoroughly understand the concept of counting, it is important for the child to correlate numbers with values. Our ‘How Many’ worksheets for Kindergarten will help your child clear learn this and polish other associative skills.

1. Number Order and Writing
2. One-to-One Association
3. Numeracy Skills

### Why is counting important as a skill?

Counting can mainly be divided into two parts. The first is learning the correct order of numbers and the second is understanding what those numbers mean. The interlinking of the two parts leads to a comprehensive knowledge of number sense in children.

Counting in the right order will allow the child to gain proficiency in comparison and evaluation of different groups of items. For instance, we know one number is bigger than the other because it comes later in the counting. 12 comes after 9, so it must be bigger. But this doesn’t help the child gauge the value of any of these numbers. Understanding One-to-One Association the child to solve mathematical operations and forms the fundamental base for other concepts like place value, number sense, etc.

Our How Many worksheets for kindergarten will help your child establish a strong sense of numbers and the One-to-One Association.

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### What are the effective strategies for teaching counting?

‘How Many?’ Questions

A fun-learning activity for teaching kids counting is more or less. For this, you will need two or more groups of items with different numbers of items in each group. This way one group will have more articles and the other less. Now you can ask your child how many items are in each group and which is less and which is more. This activity is effective in helping the child comprehend the meaning of numbers and memorise the order of counting.

Practical and Personal Application

To truly understand any concept, its practical application is crucial. This can be done by asking your child question centred around counting. For instance, asking them ‘how many plates will be required for everyone?’ or ‘Why can’t your clothes fit me?’. This will enable your child to understand how concepts like more or less work and distribution work with the help of counting and value evaluation.

Helping the child obverse number of items personal to them can also be fruitful. Saying ‘There are three colours in your outfit. One, two, three.’ or ‘I have two more slices of bread than you. See, one, two.’, can allow your child to spot quantity and number values naturally.

Counting Games

Fun activities like this allow your child to learn concepts like counting with ease. There are many games that you could incorporate into your child’s learning and have them gain knowledge in a fun way. These games can be very conveniently made by already available items.

Match Counting in one such game. In this, you present your child with two sets of cards–one representing a certain number and the other with a certain number of items. The child is supposed to match the right number of cards with each other. Another creative game is Number Set Drawing. You basically take a sheet of paper with a particular number and the child is to draw the mentioned number of items on the paper. You can even ask the child ‘How Many?’ questions prompting them to count out loud.

If you want to go for a group activity, Bingo is a great choice. This game is best suited for a classroom activity. Each student is to be given a board with a 3×3 grid on it and ask them to choose any 9 numbers to write on it. They can write the numbers in numeral, number words, or dot patterns. The students are supposed to cross out the numbers on their boards as they are called out during the came. Flashcards having numbers in numerals, number words, or dot patterns can be used to call out the numbers. The person to cross out a row of numbers horizontally, vertically or diagonally can call out Bingo! The grid can be increased in size depending on the number range used.

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