Counting has been around for as long as anyone can remember or at least as far as records show. The most primitive forms of civilization used some form of counting. The first evidence we have of counting dates back 20,000 years to a bone found in the Congo region of Africa. On the bone lies a number of etched lines that look like your standard tallies. While it could have just been someone doodling, it most likely was scribed to account for something.
Today societies and whole cultures rely on automated counting, in most cases, computers doing all the work. We find counting to be a bit of a rote learned skill, but you can often make it fun in variety of different ways. Please see our worksheets below to help your students have more fun while learning to count.