# Counting up to 10

### Overview

**Counting** allows us to determine the number of objects in a given set. The best way to learn how to count up to 10 is using our fingers!

Let’s take a look at the picture below.

**Take a look at this table that counts to ten.**

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten |

### Practice Question 1

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | ? |

one | two | three | four | ? |

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### Practice Question 2

Let’s try another counting problem. How many marbles are shown below? Count with your fingers to determine the answer.

### Practice Question 3

**Let’s try a word problem this time that requires our counting skills.**

Mia has 6 erasers. Her best friend Jessica has 3 erasers. How many erasers in total do Mia and Jessica have?

### Practice Question 4

There is a pizza party going on! John eats 2 slices of pizza. Henry eats 1 slice of pizza. Lindsey eats 3 slices of pizza. Nancy eats one slice of pizza. How many slices of pizza in total did they all eat?

### Practice Question 5

You have done an amazing job counting up to 10. In all of the problems above, we used our counting skills to count UP (which is used in addition problems). We can also use our counting skills to help us with basic subtraction problems. Subtraction is when you take away or remove objects from a collection.

Manny had 8 colored pencils this morning. He gave away 2 colored pencils to his best friend Larry. How many colored pencils does Manny now have?

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