Counting Math Practice Test for 1st Grade – [Hard]

Counting seems like a child’s play, right? Not always! For the budding mathematicians in 1st grade, counting can pose unique challenges that pave the way for deeper mathematical understanding. At Brighterly, we believe in pushing boundaries and diving deep, even when the waters seem shallow. So, let’s unlock the hard mode of 1st-grade counting!

Exploring the Counting World Beyond 100

For many, reaching the magical number of 100 is a milestone. But what lies beyond? The universe of numbers is vast, and 1st graders at Brighterly are encouraged to explore up to 200 and beyond. Here’s why:

  • Expanding Mental Horizons: Exposing kids to larger numbers early on helps in fostering a ‘big picture’ perspective. It makes them comfortable with higher concepts that they’ll encounter later in their academic journey.

  • Building a Strong Foundation: Mastering counting beyond 100 ensures they have a solid base. It helps them in future topics like addition and subtraction involving bigger numbers.

  • Boosting Cognitive Skills: The mental gymnastics involved in counting larger sequences enhances memory, concentration, and analytical thinking.

Intricate Patterns and Sequences

Counting isn’t just about numbers. It’s also about recognizing patterns. The beauty of numbers is that they dance in sequences, and identifying them can be both fun and challenging. For example:

  • Skip Counting: Instead of the regular 1, 2, 3… try 2, 4, 6… or 5, 10, 15… This not only fast-tracks counting but introduces kids to the world of multiplication subtly.

  • Reverse Counting: Going backward, like 30, 29, 28… is a fantastic brain teaser and lays the groundwork for topics like subtraction.

Counting with Real-world Applications

At Brighterly, we believe in blending theoretical knowledge with real-life applications. So, our ‘hard mode’ counting doesn’t limit itself to mere numbers. We delve into:

  • Time: How many seconds are in a minute? How many minutes make an hour? By linking counting to time, we make it tangible and relevant.

  • Money: Dimes, nickels, and quarters. Oh my! Introducing kids to counting money not only refines their counting skills but also makes them financially literate from a young age.

Counting Practice Test

Get ready for math lessons with Brighterly! Designed for the young mathematicians who love to push boundaries, this test is more than just about counting. It challenges students to expand their horizons, recognize intricate number patterns, and apply their counting skills to real-world scenarios.

1 / 20

What is the largest 2-digit number?

2 / 20

If you start counting from 63 and stop at 75, how many numbers have you said?

3 / 20

Which number comes right after 199?

4 / 20

Which number does not belong: 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12?

5 / 20

What number is halfway between 40 and 50?

6 / 20

What is the number 12 when written backward?

7 / 20

Which of the following numbers is odd?

8 / 20

What comes next in the sequence: 90, 85, 80...?

9 / 20

If you skip count by 4s starting from 4, what will the 15th number be?

10 / 20

How many numbers between 1 and 50 end with a 5?

11 / 20

Which number is the closest to 100 without being 100?


12 / 20

Which of these is NOT in the two times table?


13 / 20

What number is 10 less than 83?

14 / 20

If you skip count by 5s from 5 to 100, how many numbers will you say?


15 / 20

Which of these is an even number?


16 / 20

How many tens are there in the number 158?

17 / 20

If you count backward from 120, which number will be fifth?


18 / 20

What is the smallest 3-digit number?

19 / 20

If you skip count by 3s starting from 1, what will the 10th number be?

20 / 20

Which of the following numbers comes right before 101?

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