# Counting Forward and Backward upto 10

Learning of counting forward and backward upto 10 should never be rushed through. Counting forward and backward is a fundamental concept in the primary stage that needs to be handled wisely. Once the child understands the basic concept, there will be no difficulty in understanding numbers 11 to 100.

What is forward counting?

When we count forward, the numbers increase. That is like going up a ladder.

For example, counting forward from 1 upto 10 means we need to start counting from 1 and will end at 10. So it would be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Count forward is also known as increasing order of numbers.

What is backward counting?

When we count backward, the numbers decrease. That is like going down a ladder.

For example, counting backward from 10 to 1 means the reverse of counting forward. Counting backward starts from 10 and ends at 1. So it would be 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

Count backward is also known as decreasing order of numbers.

Write in increasing order (i.e. counting forward), the numbers:

Write in decreasing order (i.e. counting backward), the numbers:

However, kids need to be very careful and clear when they count forward and backward upto 10 and writing the missing numbers. This helps to get better number sense and understanding the sequence of the numbers.

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