# Counting

Then, learn to spell numbers and practice spelling numbers with spelling 1 and spelling 2.

Here’s one for place values.

And another for numbers of greater values. (some columns may not look right but it prints just fine.)

These new worksheets help a learner count and add. Check them out!

Count and Add Worksheet: #A, #B, #C

Counting is a practice that is done by humans for at least 50,000 years. At the very beginning, counting was a part of the ancient cultures to assess the economic data. Counting had a huge impact on the development of mathematical notation and numeral systems as well.

You should learn to count as the ability of counting is regarded as the most important milestone in the world. Counting is the first step towards mathematics. It is the most fundamental idea of the discipline. There are even cultures in Amazonia and the Australian Outback, whose language possess some quantitative words but their efficacy is limited in dealing larger quantities.

In counting, you are simply involved in adding one repeatedly. It is a practice that you do everyday, every moment of your life. The practice is done for different purposes like to set aside desired number of object, to calculate the actual number of a particular object or may be to find out the particular object with an ordinal number. Moreover, counting is also used for the demonstration of knowledge of the number system and number names.

Forms of counting

There are different forms of counting as well. You should get an idea about those and you will be surprised to observe that you use all of them to a certain extent in your everyday life.

Finger counting – Finger counting is also another form of counting. It is a practice most prevalent in children for counting during small mathematical operation. It is best for counting small numbers. Mostly unary notation is done by finger counting and therefore, it makes the counting limited to 10. However, apart from finger counting, there are other hand gestures in use, like the Chinese system where you can count 10 using only the gestures of one hand.

Verbal counting – There is verbal counting which involves speaking every number but not loud as it helps to keep track of the progress. It is beneficial to count objects that are already present and helps a respite from counting various things over time.

Tally counting - Counting from tally marks is also a variety of counting. It is done by making a mark for each number and then counting all those marks when tallying is done. This is beneficial when you are counting objects over a period.

Inclusive counting - Inclusive counting is also a form of counting which is mainly used when you are counting days of a calendar. It is done when counting inclusively by regarding Sunday as the day 1. It results to the 8th day being a Sunday again. These is not only prevalent in our form of calendar, it is also a practice in case of Roman calendar.