1) Count out loud.
2) Focus on each number
3) Point at the number on the screen or on a number line
4) Print out the worksheet and try it!
Learning how to count requires participation! The more you use your fingers and count out loud, the better! In this video, you become familiar with starting at a number and counting down, which becomes an essential skill when learning how to subtract large numbers. Once you understand the method, do the worksheet after you watch the video to reinforce the counting activity. Counting backwards is difficult at first, but in the long run, it pays off when learning subtraction. This counting backwards video will prepare you for using the subtraction videos. If this video is too difficult, try the first counting backwards worksheet and video in the series.
There are many things you can do to improve your counting backwards skills. One is simply counting down from 30 every night before you go to bed. If this becomes part of your routine, you will tackle subtraction lessons with ease because you will be an expert at counting backwards! See Subtraction Tips for more activities with counting. If you have problems with the video, you can watch it here.