Choral Counting

This simple 10-15 minute routine builds number sense across many grade levels and content areas. Use organized images below (under Examples) for inspiration as you plan your Choral Counting. Check out this book for detailed support.

Quick start to Choral Counting:

  • Before class, strategically plan your count (what number to start at, what to count by, how to arrange your chart so students will notice patterns)
  • In class, have all students count out loud as you record the number sequence. 
  • Ask: “What patterns do you notice?” and chart all student ideas.

Example from Haydee Lopez starting at 12 and counting by 12s.

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