Counting On

Counting On


Subject :


Topic :

Counting On 


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have been taught

The ab pattern

in their previous classes

Class :

KG 1


Term :

2nd Term / Second Term


Week :

Week 5



At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to

  • count simple figures
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,




  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • Abacus



  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation



  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks




Content :

Counting of figures can both be fun and frustrating for the pupils because this is the first introduction of counting of Numbers to the pupils.

Teachers must be patient and calm with the pupils. The teacher must make learning fun by making available necessary songs or rhymes.


Counting on’ is a math skill that allows the children to continue counting objects added to a previously counted group without recounting the entire group.

For instance, give a child three blocks and him to count. Then give the child another two blocks to continue counting

What the child is expected to do is to count————— 1, 2, 3 (when you add the extra two blocks, the

child will continue counting) 4, 5.

‘Counting on’ means the child will apply ‘one-to-one correspondence skill to the additional two blocks by counting 4, 5 instead of restarting at one and recounting all the five blocks.



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

Draw the following pattern

2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9

Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.


The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.


He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.