Grade Levels: K-2

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Counting 50 to 100, and supports the standards of counting to 100 by ones and tens, and reading and writing numerals to represent a number of objects.  Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.


Display a box of crayons, a jar of pennies, or any other container with over 50 items. Prompt students to brainstorm different ways to count the items quickly. 


  • Play the Counting 50 to 100 movie.
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.


Students express what they learned about counting 50 to 100 while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw a number line or hundred chart to solve a counting problem.
  • Activity: Connect the dots from 50 to 100 to reveal a picture.
  • Talk About It: Count the pencils in the pictures.
  • Write About It: Practice writing the numbers 90 to 100.

More to Explore 

Number Sense Unit: Continue to build understanding around counting and cardinality by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments