This Discover looks at counting back in a new but familiar context. Encourage children to identify where the children’s counters are on the board and who is in front. Draw children’s attention to the symbol on the 9 space and talk about what it means before reading what the card says. Use the first, then, now structure to highlight the change and the counting back element.
The focus of Share is to model the process used for counting back. The emphasis should be on counting back the number of moves from the starting number, rather than counting down. Draw children’s attention to Ash’s question. Ask: Do you say 9? Why not? [Because you are counting the moves not the numbers.]
Create your own version of the game to play together!
What number did you start on? How many jumps back did you move? What number are you on now?