Jump on Tens: Counting Fun

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Learners combine counting, multiples, and number patterns with jumping up and down. To start, pick a counting number. Young learners count by 1’s or 2’s; older children by 5’s or 10’s; for more challenge, learners count by 3’s, 7’s, or 2.5’s. Everyone takes turns saying the next number in the counting sequence and jumps whenever anyone says a number ending in 0. Try adding extra actions: clap your hands on a number with a ‘4’ in it, or hop on each odd number. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game



  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Number and Operations
      • Fractions
      • Multiples and Factors
      • Number Systems
      • Operations
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Mixing in Math


  • , © 2010, TERC, Inc., MA., 2010

Funding Source:

  • NSF, ESI-0406675 and DRL-0713537